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Pigs (Classic Munsch) [Paperback]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   28
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.89" Width: 8.23" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1992
Publisher   Annick Press
Age  4-7
ISBN  1550370383  
EAN  9781550370386  

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Item Description...
When Megan leaves the pen gate open the pigs rush out and take over

Publishers Description

Megan is told to feed the pigs, but not to open the gate. She does of course, and the results are hilarious as the pigs help themselves to coffee and the newspaper at the breakfast table, follow Megan to school, and ride home by way of the school bus. Full-color illustrations.

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More About Robert N. Munsch & Michael Martchenko

Robert N. Munsch Munsch has been telling stories for many years and especially loves making them up in front of an audience of young people. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph.

In The Author's Own Words...

I was born on June 11, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I grew up in a family of 9 kids. At least, that is where I lived when I was young. My mother says I never grew up and still act like I was 6 years old. She may be right, but I figure that I act like a very mature 6 year old.

When I was 12 my older brother kicked me in the mouth the day after I got my braces off. He broke off some of my front teeth and knocked me out. My dad says I have been acting strange ever since. My mom says I always acted strange.

I almost flunked first grade and also the second, third, fourth, and fifth; but my younger brother was in the grade behind me, and he was a brain and nobody wanted to have me be in the same grade as him, so they kept passing me. I never learned how to spell, graduated from eighth grade counting on my fingers to do simple addition, and in general was not a resounding academic success.

I did, however, all through elementary school, write poetry. Funny poems, silly poems, all sorts of poems. Nobody thought that was very important, including me. When I went to high school, I didn’t get along with anybody, read lots of books and decided to be a Catholic Priest.

I studied for 7 years to be a Jesuit priest, only to find that I was lousy priest material. [While I was studying with the Jesuits, I got an undergraduate degree in History and a Master's degree in Anthropology. A Master's degree in Anthropology isn't worth much, but that's what they give you when you flunk your orals for your Ph. D.]

While I was studying to be a Jesuit priest, I worked part-time at an orphanage to escape from deadly classes in philosophy. So I knew I liked working with kids; and when I left the Jesuits I decided to work in daycare for a year till I figured out what I wanted to do; and what I figured out I wanted to do was: work in daycare.

After I had been in daycare for awhile I decided to learn something about what I was supposed to be doing, so I went back to school for a year at the Elliot Pearson School of Child Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. It was there that I made up my first story while on a student teaching placement at the Wellsley College Child Studies Preschool. I did it for a circle time. I did not know that it was going to be a book called “Mortimer”. It took it 12 years to get to be a book.

Back in daycare I discovered that I could get the kids to shut up during nap time by telling them stories. For ten years I did this without thinking I had any special skill. After all, while I made the best stories in the daycare centre, most of the other teachers made better play doh. I eventually got a long list of stories I told, but I never wrote them down.

Once when my wife [I met her over a diaper at Bromley Heath Infant Daycare in Jamaica Plain, Mass] and I were both out of work because a daycare lost its’ funding, we decided to try to look for work in Canada. We both ended up at a lab preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. The wife of my boss happened to be a CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN and she heard me telling stories.

She told me to publish and I didn’t listen, she told my boss to make me publish and my boss told me to publish and I listened. In fact, he gave me two months off to do it. So I had a great two months off and on the last day, I wrote down 10 stories and sent them off to 10 different publishers. Nine said, “No” and one said, “Yes” to a story called ‘Mud Puddle’.

So I became a writer. Mud Puddle sold 3000 copies the first year.

Oh WoW!

But Annick press kept putting out my books and they slowly sold better and better. [Mud Puddle had its' best year 10 years after it was published!]. Finally I quit my job at the University and started just writing and telling stories. About then I became a Canadian citizen and lost my American citizenship. It was nice to have only one country again.

I kept using real kids as characters in my books even though I was not working in daycare or preschool anymore. The first kid I make up the story for sort of ‘owns’ the story and gets to be the kid in the book – if the story ever gets to be a book. My publisher did not like this because it meant that I changed characters for each book.

The storytelling sometimes got very big once I was discovered by children’s festivals in Canada and then by entertainment promoters. Sometimes I was telling stories to 3,000 kids at once – and that is a lot different than a daycare nap time. But I still kept doing schools and daycares because I liked doing them.

I also started to travel all over Canada and stay with families while telling stories. I first started staying with families because I did not have money for a hotel, but I soon found out that families were a great place to look for stories when a book called ‘Moira’s Birthday’ grew out of staying with Moira’s family in Hay River, NWT.

Along the way I became Canada¹s best selling author, but I was not selling much in the USA. Then LOVE YOU FOREVER came out as a Canadian book in 1986. I had written it as a memorial for two stillborn babies we had in 1979 and 1980. The story actually started out as a song.

I really wanted this story to be a book and I had to change publishers since my regular publisher did not want to do it. I was really worried that it would not sell. It sold 30,000 in 1986 and was the bestselling kid’s book in Canada that year, 70,000 in 1987 and was the bestselling Canadian kids book that year too. It sold 1,000,000 in 1988 . It was the bestselling Canadian kid¹s book that year to. The strange thing was that it was also the bestselling kid’s book in the USA, only nobody knew it, including me. It never occurred to me that it could be an invisible bestseller.

Then, in 1994, the ‘New York Times’ did an update of their list of bestselling children¹s books that they had last done in 1978. They did not update the list often since it was very stable. GOODNIGHT MOON had been #1 since forever! They found LOVE YOU FOREVER at the top of the list with 8,000,000 sold. {It¹s at 18,000,000 as of 1999} This was very strange as they had never reviewed it, did not know it existed, and it was a Canadian (foreign) title that did not even have a US publisher or distributor. Somebody from the Times called me up and wanted to know, “Who are You?”.

So I have kept on doing about 2 books a year and now I have 54 books published. My latest one is PUT ME IN A BOOK.

Robert N. Munsch currently resides in Guelph, Ontario. Robert N. Munsch was born in 1945.

Robert N. Munsch has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classic Munsch
  2. Munsch for Kids
  3. Munschworks

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Horrible book... just plain bad  Jan 25, 2009
Wow.. I think every well known personality eventually gets book published, or movie made, or TV show done that they manage to do just on their star power, but turns out they laid a big fat egg. This must be Robert Munsch's.

The book is just bad... bad, bad, bad. Even if I didn't find the constant use of the word dumb gratuitous and inappropriate in a children's book (which I do) or dislike the fact that all the adults yell at the girl (which I do), the story is just unimaginative and repetative. It's like something my daughter would have come up with doing pretend play with a toy pig when she was 4 (at 6, she's way beyond this level).

I can't believe anyone even published this. Wow.
A fun book  Dec 15, 2008
This is a fun book to read to a child or to read to yourself,great pictures and a great story.There are still some good childres books out there
funny, irreverent story  Jan 4, 2006
Yes, everyone does dumb things. It seems that underestimating pigs is a dumb thing to do. Megan, unfortunately, has to learn the hard way.
As someone who did work with pigs as a kid, when I read this I thought it was great. It's not terribly educational, or inspiring, or anything like that. But gosh, it's entertaining. The pictures of the pigs are really funny, of course. I recommend _Pigs_ for the same kids who liked _Eloise_.
Not his best  Jul 8, 2002
My 3 1/2 year old daughter is a huge Munch fan and likes this one well enough, but it's my least favourite. She tends to memorize books and quote them constantly, and I'm not thrilled with the "hey, you dumb...." mantra. This is kind of minor, but how was it that the pigs showed up at school after Megan locked them back in at home? If you're wanting to add to your Munch collection, he's written better. Alligator Baby and Thomas's Snowsuit are fun without the insults and a little more logically consistent.
Pigs-Desription  May 14, 2002
Pigs was an exciting and interesting book to do an author study on. My friends and I had a very fun experience acting this book out for a play. We got to show everyone the exciteness of this book. I know Robert Munsch had a very exciting experience writing this book. I recommend for kids to read this book, because not only is it a book for fun but it also teaches a moral. The moral is that you should listen to your elders. This book is better than other books because it is exciting and thrilling. I would rate this book 5 stars!!!

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