A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

215. Small Pig by Arnold Lobel

Small Pig by Arnold Lobel (Canada) - (US)
I Can Read Books (Level 2)

Pages: 64
Ages: 6+
Finished: Sept. 19, 2011
First Published: 1969
Publisher: Harper Trophy
Genre: children, easy reader
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:

The small pig lives in a pigpen on a farm.

Acquired:  Purchased a used copy via a book/garage sale or thrift shop.

Reason for Reading:  Ds read aloud to me as his reader.

Even though labeled a Level 2 this reader is very easy to read.  I find the "Levels" are very inconsistent with this series anyway.  A really cute story of a small pig who lives on a farm where the farmer and his wife love him very much and think he is the best pig in the world.  Pig loves to wallow in mud of course, but one day Mrs. Farmer is fed up with the mess of the farm and she cleans up the whole thing including small pig's mud puddle.  He can't stand the cleanliness and runs away.  He finds several muddy, dirty places to settle down but none work out until he finds the perfect place in the city.  Unfortunately he can't read and when he wakes up in the morning he is stuck in the cement of a new sidewalk.  A funny story; Ds and I both enjoyed it very much.  I really enjoy Lobel's earlier work the best!

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