PIGS ARE PREPARED
By: Hans Wilhelm
Illustrated by: Erica Salcedo
Published: April 12, 2022
Publisher: Chronicle Kids
Since today is National Pig Day, I felt it was the perfect day to share this board book about an adventurous day with pigs. If you have never heard of National Pig Day, be sure to learn all about it, HERE.
These three pigs are pigs after my own heart. They love to plan out their day and plan what they will need for their next adventure. Helmets for riding bikes, sunscreen for the pool, snacks and water for hiking, and don’t forget the bug spray!
These pigs remind kids that adventures are the most fun when we are prepared. With a rhyming scheme, the pigs teach that planning ahead can pay off. A day at the pool is no fun if you end up sunburned or after a day of hiking you are full of insect bites. So, make sure everything is in order before you head out for a day of adventure.
The illustrations show the joy of a fun day and the danger of not preparing. These are important lessons to teach your toddler and tucking this book into their car bag might be the best way to prepare for a day of errands around town! Celebrate National Pig Day or any day by reading this book.
Hans Wilhelm is the author and illustrator of more than 200 books, most of them for children. Most recently, he authored the original novelty books Pigs in a Blanket and Guess Which Hand. His work has been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. He lives in Weston, Connecticut. Check out his website, HERE.
Erica Salcedo is the illustrator of Pigs in a Blanket, Pigs in a Pickle, and Pigs at a Party. She lives in Cuenca, Spain.