What a day for a picnic! Blue skies and shady trees to climb and a kite to fly up high. Not to mention lots of siblings and parents to play with. And of course, very yummy food. It is the perfect day for climbing those trees and flying that kite (even if they do have to find one unique way to get some wind). And even a little rain does not dampen the Pig Family Picnic! The adults will enjoy the plot twists and the child in us all be wanting to climb and fly kites, too. (Not to mention going on a picnic.)
This book is perfect for the little listener. Or for a reader just learning to sight-read words. However, in the format I read (the traditional picture book) something was lost. This book would be perfect as a medium to lap-sized board book. Therefore, if there are not these styles yet, I do hope Matt Phelan’s publishers do it in a board book.
While the illustrations are not ones I would necessarily want to frame, a few of them would make for a cute print in a baby’s room. I could also see them as a decoration on a dresser, changing table or crib.
If you are a fan of Tad Hill or Anna Dewey you should give Pignic a spin. Grab your copy and find a shady tree or a comfy chair (if it is raining) and squeal with delight as you read about the lovable Pig Family.