Monday, April 4, 2011
Hogg, Hogg, and Hog
written and illustrated by Margie Palatini
Available now • Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing • Ages 4 and up
Get your oink on! A modern fable of right and wrong, honesty and character.
Story: Hogg Hogg and Hog have everyone in the Big City OINKING! These three city pigs are the trendsetters of the city--but when oinking loses its luster, they need to come up with the next big thing...and fast. What will happen when they run out of fashionable ideas?
Story behind the story: "Is HOGG, HOGG, & HOG what happened to The Three Little Pigs when they grew up? One thing for sure … HOGG, HOGG, & HOG are very big pigs. They have fame! They have fortune! They’re walking the ‘Pink Carpet!’ These three pigs have everyone oinking!," says author Margie Palatini."But, fame and fortune can be fleeting, and one day everyone just gets plain old tired of saying “oink”. Those three pigs aren’t so very big any more.
How they get back their ”mojo” and the lessons they learn about honesty, character, working together with others, and sharing makes for some very teachable moments, as well as laughs and knowing grins.
HOGG, HOGG & HOG is a modern fable of ‘right and wrong’, dedicated to everyone who not only dreams big, but understands the best way to get there."
“…a satire of contemporary pop culture…exudes physical comedy and urban glitz.” - Publishers Weekly
“…digital collage is eye-catching, if not exceptional.” - Kirkus
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