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Our principal promised to kiss a pig / Kalli Dakos and Alicia DesMarteau ; illustrated by Carl DiRocco.

Dakos, Kalli. (Author). DesMarteau, Alicia. (Added Author). DiRocco, Carl, 1963- (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thief River Falls Public Library e DAK (Text) 35500003587613 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0807566292 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 2004.

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When the school principal promises to kiss a pig if the students read 10,000 books, a girl volunteers Hamlet, her unwilling, Shakespeare-quoting pet pig.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2004 November #2
    Gr. 4-5. Who is the audience for this Shakespeare parody in picture-book form? It's a tough call. The school principal, Ms. Juliet, promises to kiss a pig if the students read lots of books. Hamlet, a little girl's pet pig, isn't happy when his owner volunteers him for the kiss: "O, heavy heart, do not weep. / This kiss has murdered sleep." Then he sees Ms. Juliet and falls in love: "I never saw true beauty / Till this day." Preschoolers will enjoy the slapstick, but they obviously won't have a clue about the Shakespeare jokes. Older children, however, will be disarmed by the humor, which may make this useful for helping students feel more relaxed about the Bard and his Elizabethan English. A guide at the back provides references to the plays and to the quotes. ((Reviewed November 15, 2004)) Copyright 2004 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Books and reading > Fiction.
Pigs > Fiction.
School principals > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Fiction.

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