Title: What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig
Author & Illustrator: Emma J. Virjan
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Summary: This rhyming story is about a pig in a wig, in a boat in a moat. The pig is soon joined by a number of new characters until the boat is so crowded that the pig send them all away. Then it’s just the pig in a wig, in a boat in a moat, all alone. The pig sees the rest to the animals on an island in the moat and invites them to return… to a bigger boat because life is more fun with friends!
Literary Merit: Rhyming text is fun and engaging. The cumulative plot and humor are used throughout the story.
Kid Appeal: The story is funny with absurd rhyming pairs and a common childhood theme of friendship.
Disclaimer: This book was nominated for the 2015 CYBILS Award in the Easy Reader category. This review is shared as part of the Round One Judging. It is solely my own opinion and not influenced by any other parties.