To Margie Palatini, "silliness is serious business." All of her books have to pass her son's giggle test. She loves to write silly books knowing they make children across the country laugh out loud. Piggie Pie certainly passes the giggle test. Gritch the Witch wakes up one morning and decides that she must have a bit of piggie pie. Only there is one major PROBLEM! She doesn't have any pigs and she needs eight of them. She heads to Old McDonald's farm where the pigs have already seen her flying in on a broom. The pigs put on a plan to outsmart Gritch, but I bet they won't outsmart your kids. Kids love knowing they are smarter than that witch but hopefully they won't tell her where the piggies are. As Gritch gets "quack quacked here," "moo mooed there" and "cluck clucked all over the farm," your kids will find the rhythm of the farm-speak familiar. In the end, Gritch meets the Wolf who has also been outsmarted by a trio of pigs. The final tale is left unspoken, but the pictures tell it all. Piggie Pie is perfect for reading aloud. Gritch is so silly about being mean that you can just picture her nasal witch voice, and every child knows what sounds the farm animals make. Get ready for some read aloud, laugh out loud fun when you bring Piggie Pie home.
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