Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Book Launch to Corey Rosen Schwartz, author of THREE NINJA PIGS!

Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat (Putnam, for ages 4 to 8)

Synopsis (from Indiebound): Practice makes perfect in this kick-butt fractured fairy tale.

When the big bad wolf threatens their village, three pigs sign up for different martial arts lessons to prepare to take him down. Pig One and Pig Two don't stick with their training, though, and are no match for their foe. But after practice and dedication, Pig Three becomes great at karate (including perfecting the perfect pork chop!) and saves the day.

Why I liked it:  I rarely talk about picture books on this blog, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to wish Corey Rosen Schwartz  (Hop! Plop!) a happy book launch. I was privileged enough to read this clever tale in manuscript form. It's a fun and funny picture book with a rollicking and ingenious rhyme scheme.  A painless way to help kids realize practice is important. Plus there's plenty of martial arts action!  Go, Corey!


  1. Oh! It must be so exciting to see something go from MS form to published! I haven't had that joy...yet...but I'm cheering hard for my CPs!

  2. It was very exciting, Barbara, even though all I saw was the finished ms that had been accepted for publication. It's still pretty cool! And I'm thrilled for Corey as it had been a while since Hop! Plop!

  3. I am so getting this book! Thanks for posting this!

  4. I can't wait to read this book! And it must be pretty special to be found in a post on your blog! :)


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