Pig Tale



Pig TaleWhen They Find A Treasure Chest In The Orchard, Two Discontented Pigs Abandon Their Rural Paradise For What They Think Will Be The Pleasures Of Aluxurious Life.

to John BurninghamGrowing up in Ipswich, England, Helen Oxenbury loved nothingthan drawing As a teenager, she entered art school and basked in the pleasure of drawing, and nothing but drawing, all day During vacations she helped out at the Ipswich Repertory Theatre workshop, mixing paints for set designers It was there that she decided her future lay in theater design While studying costume design, however, Helen Oxenbury was told by a teacher, This is hopeless, you know You ought to go and do illustrations you re muchinterested in the character, and we don t know who s going to play the part But sets and scenery, not books, remained Helen Oxenbury s preoccupation for severalyears as she embarked on careers in theater, film, and TV After marrying John Burningham, another of the world s most eminent children s book illustrators, and giving birth to their first child, at last she turned to illustrating children s books When I had babies, Helen Oxenbury says, I wanted to be home with them and look for something to do there Today, Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time Her numerous books for children include the Greenaway Medal winning ALICE S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and its companion, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, both by Lewis Carroll Smarties Book Prize winning FARMER DUCK by Martin Waddell SO MUCH by Trish Cooke as well as her classic board books for babies More recently, she collaborated with author Phyllis Root on the jubilant, no nonsense tall tale BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD As I read Phyllis s text, I imagined Big Momma as part Buddha, part housewife, she says It was intimidating to create a whole world, but very enjoyable And what does she love most about her work Thinking up new ideas Seeing the finished book Not at all For Helen, The best part is when I think I know what I m doing and I ve completed a few drawings In fact, when I get about a third of the way through, and I feel I m on my way, then I m happy It s like reading a good book you don t want it to end Helen Oxenbury and her husband make their home in London, where the illustrator works in a nearby studio She is also an avid tennis player.

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  • Unknown Binding
  • 32 pages
  • Pig Tale
  • Helen Oxenbury
  • English
  • 14 June 2017
  • 0688200923

10 thoughts on “Pig Tale

  1. Deb says:

    I like the illustrations and rhymes in this one Good message about being grateful and not being too materialistic.

  2. Lynley says:

    The message Theyou have, theyou have to worry about I basically agree with that, though there is a certain happy medium between nothing and everything.Interesting to note the era in which this was published It s very much a To The Manor Born milieu, in which it was newly possible for plebs to have all the accoutrements of the upper class if only they had enough cash I decided not to purchase the sequel, in which the happy pigs are turned into pork chops because they went back t The message Theyou have, theyou have to worry about I basically agree with that, though there is a certain happy medium between nothing and everything.Interesting to note the era in which this was published It s very much a To The Manor Born milieu, in which it was newly possible for plebs to have all the accoutrements of the upper class if only they had enough cash I decided not to purchase the sequel, in which the happy pigs are turned into pork chops because they went back to live on the farm

  3. Claudia Naranjo says:

    the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence

  4. Hannah Guerra says:

    This silly picture book is about two pigs, Briggs and Bertha, who seem to have it all They live on a nice farm and have everything a pig could ever want, but they were not content One day they found a chest of treasure They took the treasure and ran into the town, buying all sorts of fancy things They found their fancy new appliances to bebothersome than fun and they ended up leaving They ran back home and sat in the lawn, vowing never to leave again This book is good for pre school This silly picture book is about two pigs, Briggs and Bertha, who seem to have it all They live on a nice farm and have everything a pig could ever want, but they were not content One day they found a chest of treasure They took the treasure and ran into the town, buying all sorts of fancy things They found their fancy new appliances to bebothersome than fun and they ended up leaving They ran back home and sat in the lawn, vowing never to leave again This book is good for pre school 1st grade and has a theme of contentment

  5. Reepacheep says:

    Stop rhyming, and I mean it Actually, the rhyming in this story isn t too bothersome This is your basic be content with what you have because happiness doesn t come with all the things you think you want story You might have to spell that out for younger children, but asking a few key questions as you read through the story will help most kids get the idea.

  6. Heidi-Marie says:

    A pig story with the lesson that worldly wealth only brings temporary happiness not lasting joy Some funny pictures, but you have to look at some of the detail to get it A couple of things my farm girl mother would probably enjoy A really cute story overall, but I couldn t help finding the picture of the pigs tearing of their clothes a bit amusingly disturbing.

  7. Paula says:

    When they find a treasure chest in the orchard, two discontented pigs abandon their rural paradise for what they think will be the pleasures of aluxurious life.

  8. Rusty Gregory says:

    The rhyming is this book was very successful It has a good plot and fun ending The illustrations were very nice because they weren t always exactly what the text was describing.

  9. Stephani Snow says:

    2 pigs Bertha and Briggs dream for riches When their dream for riches comes true it is to much for their breeches So they run away to the simple life a life with out strife.Poetry

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