A warm sty to lie in and cool mud for a wallow are not enough to satisfy two bored pigs named Bertha and Briggs. Their minds are bent on money and riches. So when they find a treasure chest, they head straight for town. They buy dresses and suits, an expensive new car, and a house filled with gadgets. Now they'll live the good life.
But the gadgets cause a lot of trouble. The car breaks down; the washer overflows; the TV goes on the blink. Bertha and Briggs are working so hard, they have no time to play! Soon their new clothes are thrown to the wind, and two happy pigs head back to the country for a carefree roll in the mud.
Helen Oxenbury gleefully illustrates Bertha and Briggs bumbling their way through a life of luxury. And kids will agree that romping and playing beat mowing the lawn any day!
|Publisher:||Margaret K. McElderry Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Helen Oxenbury is the renowned illustrator of many classic picture books, including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. Ms. Oxenbury lives with her husband, illustrator John Burningham, in North London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This picture book is one of my four-year-old daughter's favorites! And I love reading it to her. "Pig Tale" has an easy-to-follow storyline and great illustrations! Two pigs, Bertha and Briggs, are not content with their simple life on a farm. But their life changes one afternoon when they find a buried treasure. Ready for adventure and comfort, the pigs move to the city. Their excitement is short-lived as they discover that along with the thrill of new things comes worry and responsibility! The book ends with the pigs moving back to their beloved farm. "To be careless and free and to romp and to play was all that they wanted to do every day."