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!