By: Sue Lowell Gallion

Illustrated by: Joyce Wan

Published: July 25, 2017

Publisher: Beach Lane Books


Pug and Pig are the best of friends. Pig is super excited to wear his costume for Halloween until he finds out that Pug does not like his costume and doesn’t want to participate in all the fun Halloween activities. Pig is sad and doesn’t know who will go with him to trick-or-treat or play all the fun games. Can Pug come up with a plan to celebrate Halloween with his friend, Pig?

This simple story will delight children and get them excited for Halloween. Pug and Pig are wonderful friends who do everything together. When Pug realizes that Pig is sad, he comes up with a solution to make Pig happy again. Pug also offers a dilemma that many children face, having to wear masks and uncomfortable costumes. I really disliked wearing masks as a child and pretty much wore the same witch costume every year so I didn’t have to wear masks on my face. Little kids will find Pug’s new costume idea silly and giggle at the illustrations. Since the book is centered around Halloween, the colors are dark and muted, but the expressions on Pug and Pig are easily identifiable and these two round little animals are just adorable. Pug and Pig also share a lesson on a compromise that will come in handy for friendship and sibling relationships.

The author published her first Pug and Pig book a year ago and I could see the series becoming popular among younger children. If you like having books focused on certain holidays and events, this would make an excellent addition to your home library.

Be sure to check out all the downloadable resources and activities to accompany your reading of PUG AND PIG TRICK-OR-TREAT with your child, by clicking HERE.

Sue Lowell Gallion – photo provided

Sue Lowell Gallion is the author of Pug Meets Pig and Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat (Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books). She has two grown-up kids, one grandson, and a black lab mix named Tucker, who all provide writing inspiration. As a printer’s daughter, she has a life-long love of type, paper, and the aroma of ink. She lives in Kansas City, KS. Visit Sue at suegallion.com, follow @SueLGallion on Twitter, and check out her kids’ book recommendations at Goodreads.

To see other books illustrated by the talented Joyce Wan, click HERE

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  1. bermudaonion on October 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I'll be posting about that adorable book soon! I loved it!

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