Thursday, June 2, 2011

Children's Book Review: Hogwash! by Karma Wilson

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Date: June 07, 2011
Edition: Illustrated
ISBN13: 9780316988407
ISBN: 0316988405
BINC: 3237260
Age:1 - 6 years
Grade: Preschool - 1


He washed the horses, ducks and cows
The goats, the cats and dogs.
Everything went dandy...
Until the farmer reached his hogs.

"No hogwash for us today. Pigs love dirt - so go away!"
Farmer's stubborn pigs refuse to be hogwashed, and no matter what he tries, poor Farmer cannot trick them into getting clean! But when several failed attempts leave him stuck in the mud, our determined farmer realizes his hogs may have been on to something all along... sometimes a mud bath is even better!

New York Timesbest-selling author Karma Wilson's clever rhyming verse will engage parents and kids alike as Jim McMullan's illustrations bring to life these delightfully mischievous pigs with a penchant for all things muddy!

My Review:
This rhyming verse book is a treat to read with your young children.  Even though Savannah is too young to really understand and appreciate the cute story of unruly hogs, she was amazed at the beautiful illustrations done by Jim McMullan.  As we turned each page, her eyes lit up and she couldn't help but smile at the cute illustrations of the hogs.  The artwork really brought the story to life.  

If you are looking for a fun book to read to your child this summer, you must pick up Hogwash!  I guarantee that both you and your child will enjoy the story.  

aWho knew that the farmer would enjoy the mud as much as the dirty hogs!

About the Author:

I'm a children's book author. My work includes Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Frog in the Bog, How to Bake an American Pie, I Will Rejoice and many more.

I'm a wife and the mother of three.

Currently my career is branching into some very exciting directions! I'm illustrating a board book with my photographs. I'm also writing a young adult novel. Life is very busy and exciting. I'm loving it.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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