HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Pigs in Hiding
Author: Arlene Dubanevich
Publisher: Scholastic, republished in 1989
ISBN-13: 978-0590759564 (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0590078720 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0590422949 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 0590422944 (Paperback)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Rating: **** 4 stars (GOOD)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Dubanevich, Arlene. Pigs in Hiding (published in 1983 by Four Winds Press; republished in 1988 by Scholastic Inc.). In this favorite child/parent interaction book, a game of hide-and-seek played by a number of pigs allows the reader to find the animals in their hiding places and count them. It is imaginative and thoughtful with a funny plot and comical illustrations so that children will pay attention and laugh throughout the story. One teacher used this book for a Kindergarten class on their 100th day of school, making 100 little paper pigs, numbering them, and hiding them around the room while the kids were gone to their activity class. When they came back, the book was read and each of the students had to find four pigs apiece. Then they went through all 100 numbers, placing the pigs on a 100 numbers chart. Two other related books by Dubanevich are Pigs at Christmas (1989) and Pig William (1990).