Can You Make a Piggy Giggle?

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Dutton Children's Books, May 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Filled with a wealth of suggestions for making a piggy giggle, such as fiddling, waddling, yodeling, stomping, tumbling, and twirling, a hilarious picture book is filled with amusing animal antics and lively wordplay.

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Can You Make a Piggy Giggle? by Linda Ashman has few types of figurative language, but they are well used. Possibly one of the most used figurative language in this book is repetition. It starts each page with “Can you make a piggy giggle if…” Also at the end its repeats everything that they’ve already done, but it says to do it faster and all at once. The repetition in the book helps young readers understand what the main character is trying to get accomplished in the story. Rhyme is also frequently used, but it is mostly near rhymes. Such as “Can you make a piggy giggle if you tell it a silly riddle?” The effect of this figurative language is that it makes the story easier for readers to read, and it also makes it more fun for younger readers to listen to it. The word choice was very important too because it was designed for a younger age group to understand. In the book there are easy words for younger children to sound out if they are reading by themselves. CV 

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User Review  - Scott Stoner - Goodreads

I think that this would be an okay book for pre-school children to interact with. I wish that the ending would have been different, since I think it is designed for preschoolers. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Linda Ashman is the author of a number of picture books, including "The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide", illustrated by David Small; "Babies on the Go", illustrated by Jane Dyer; and "Sailing off to Sleep", illustrated by Susan Winter. She and her family live in Denver, Colorado.

Henry Cole is an extremely versatile artist who has illustrated numerous picture books, including "And Tango Makes""Three" by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, and "Oink!" by Margie Palatini. He has also illustrated "Moosetache" by Margie Palatini and "Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Bodacea" by Julie Andrews Edwards, as well as writing and illustrating his own books. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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