Author: Molly Nero
Illustrator: Monique Turchan
Genre: Picture Book
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
ISBN Number: 978-1-61244-048-4
The school year has started, but the pigs have given up and don’t do their homework, except Smarty Pig who is working hard. When the others fail, she becomes their tutor. By creating games in their home that practice skills, Smarty Pig shows them that learning is fun and not just for school, it’s for life.
Smarty Pig is a rhyming picture book with a wonderful message for children. By reading this book, children will learn the importance of doing their homework and of doing well in school.
The red haired piggy is a very studious student, while the other piggies would rather goof off by watching TV and playing outside. While the other piggies backpacks lay scattered on the floor, the red haired piggy is busy working on her homework. The other piggies even tease her, calling her names like “Smarty Pig” and “Teacher’s Pet,” but she ignores them all, continuing on with her studies.
When report cards come home, all the other piggies are sad, but not the red haired piggy. While the others got F’s for all of their subjects, the red haired piggy got A’s. The other piggies finally realize they must change their non studying ways.
The red haired piggy agrees to tutor them so that they can all get better grades. She tutors them in math and science, showing the other piggies that learning can be fun.
This is a book where children can learn, in a fun way, the importance of doing their homework. This book would be a wonderful addition to any school library, classroom, or home library.
The colorful, full page illustrations do a wonderful job of helping complete the story.
Molly Nero grew up in
The second book in the Smarty Pig book series Smarty Pig and the Test Taking Terror releases in Spring 2012.
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