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Piggie Pie!

Written by Margie Palatini & illustrated by Howard Fine
Published by Sandpiper
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Gritch the Witch is grouchy, grumpy, and very hungry. The only thing that could make her happy is something extra special for lunch, and that is: Piggie Pie! Gritch zooms off on her broomstick to find eight plump piggies — where else? — on Old MacDonald’s Farm. Cleverly disguised pigs impersonate ducks, chickens, a cow, and Old MacDonald himself, as this uproarious, quick-paced story builds to an ironically surprising conclusion. Wacky, hip, and illustrated with bold, bright paintings, “Piggie Pie” adds a new twist to an old fairy-tale scene.

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The Goodfather
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This is an incredibly clever and funny book. The ending will have you laughing out loud as two infamous fairytale characters—a witch and a wolf—meet their match at Old MacDonald’s Farm. Gritch the Witch’s discovering Old MacDonald’s farm through the yellow pages (“Call EI-EI-O”) is a funny inclusion that serves as a first indication that this witch story that initially appears fairly traditional is actually a unique, memorable fractured fairytale.

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Who Wrote Piggie Pie!

Margie Palatini

Margie Palatini is the author of many outrageously funny books for children, including Piggie Pie!, illustrated by Howard Fine; Moosetache, Mooseltoe, and the Bad Boys series, all illustrated by Henry Cole; The Cheese, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; No Biting, Louise, illustrated by Matthew Reinhart; and Gorgonzola, illustrated by Tim Bowers. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

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Who Illustrated Piggie Pie!

Howard Fine

BRUCE HALE is the author of Snoring Beauty, illustrated by Howard Fine, as well as the fifteen Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
August 18, 1997

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