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Animals that use their brains to find their way out of danger have a long and entertaining history, and this story's got a good one. From Br'er Rabbit to Anansi to Bugs Bunny, the trickster is celebrated across cultures. In this amusing picture book the trickster is an adorable, innocent-looking little pig who knocks on the door of a very hungry, mean fox.
Written in a fast-moving, conversational voice, this book easily lends itself to spirited read-alouds -- especially for parents who like to use character voices. The detailed pictures make it easy for emerging readers to follow the story on their own even if they can't quite sound out all of the vocabulary. Kids who are familiar with the big bad wolf and his colleague, the sly wicked fox, will find this an especially fun read. They are sure to get a kick out of learning that the fox isn't the first predator the pig has bested.
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Families can talk about other stories -- in books or other media -- where wily animals get the best of predators. Does the pig remind them of anyone? What about the Three Little Pigs? Does this pig seem to have anything in common with any of those pigs? Families can visit the library to find more trickster tales.