Friday, November 30, 2012

Odd Owls & Stout Pigs by Arnold Lobel

Odd Owls & Stout Pigs: A Book of Nonsense by Arnold Lobel is a collection of rhyming stories featuring variety of owls and pigs who shout, swim, groom, garden, and often found involved in many dining disasters. 

The poems are filled with rhyming words that are often repeated. For example: "There was a small pig with a tail./ Not curly but straight as a nail./ So she ate simply oodles/ Of pretzels and noodles,/ Which put a nice twist to her tail" and "one tosses cakes in the air because "He likes the mess it makes," while another gulps down 10 milkshakes because "He likes the slurp it makes".

The book of humor and wit is supported with charming soft hued illustrations that were enhanced with oil pastels and colored pencils. This hardcover colorful book consists of 32 pages and will make a great Christmas gift for the little one in your life. It sells for $15.99 but is on sale here.


Melissa said...

What a cute book! The illustrations are adorable.

<3 Melissa