Maya's grandfather brings her, from Alaska, a huge, pink pig named Julius, and together the two of them learn about friendship, affection, and sharing.
|Edition description:||Orchard Paperbacks ed.|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Angela Johnson was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, but raised in Windham, Ohio; the only girl in a family of five. She now lives in Northeastern Ohio in a 100-year-old house full of plants. When not writing, she travels. On one of her trips to the California desert, the inspiration for her first novel, Toning the Sweep, came about.
As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books. In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener. Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show. Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 23 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 32 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book. Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Maya's grandfather brings her, from Alaska, a huge, pink pig named Julius, and together the two of them learn about friendship, affection, and sharing. I loved this book. It made me want a pet pig.
Summary: This book is about when a little girl named Maya gets a pet pig name Julius. Her grandfather had brought him from Alaska for her. Julius ends up doing things around the house that would get him in trouble but Maya still loved him. Maya and Julius are best friends.Personal Reaction: This book is a good example of the relationship between pets and their owner. It makes me think of the silly stuff my pets have done and how I still love them at the end of the day. Also, this book is about an African American girl so it would relate to different ethnicities. Classroom Extension Ideas:1. This students could write a story about what kind of animal they would choose to be their pet and what they would do together. This would work on their writing skills and imagination. 2. Julius does things in the book that do not show very good manners. The students could pick out the bad manners in the book and think about how they could change it to good manners. For example, Julius would make too much noise. The students could identify how they could change that behavior and that would be by being quiet.