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The Resource What this story needs is a munch and a crunch, by Emma J. Virján

What this story needs is a munch and a crunch, by Emma J. Virján

Label
What this story needs is a munch and a crunch
Title
What this story needs is a munch and a crunch
Statement of responsibility
by Emma J. Virján
Title variation
Munch and a crunch
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A red-coiffed pig joins her friends for a picnic lunch that is hampered by a thunderstorm
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-K—Fans of the protagonist of What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig will be glad she is back with another fun adventure with her friends Squirrel and Rabbit. Pig prepares a picnic with "some good friends[,] crunching and munching by the trees," until a sudden storm has them making a mad dash for safety. "Whoosh Boom Plop Splash." Can Pig save the day? The digitally painted illustrations follow the text, making it easy for emerging readers to recognize new words. They will want to reread this journey over and over again. VERDICT Another hit in the series, this offering is sure to fly off the shelf.—Andrea Pavlik, Huntington Public Library, NY --Andrea Pavlik (Reviewed 06/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 6, p87)
  • Super silliness helps new readers practice. Virján uses just 54 different words and five sentences that list familiar items, mostly food. With very short phrases on each page, beginning readers can turn the pages quickly. Despite its brevity, the story has a satisfying arc, beginning with the pig in a bright red wig preparing a picnic, then being joined by a squirrel and rabbit friend for games and lunch. Rain sends them inside but doesn't dampen this cheerful trio's spirits. The story is too brief for chapters, but each section starts with "What this story needs is"—again giving new readers a chunk of recognizable vocabulary. Most of the vocabulary consists of one-syllable standards, while clues in the clear, digitally colored illustrations make more challenging words ("sandwiches," "few," "breeze") easy to figure out. Best of all, the rhyming text bounces along without resorting to irritating singsong. The only quibble is the rather abrupt end: "What this story needs now is... / another place to eat." Adding the word "lunch" would have brought the story arc full circle while maintaining the rhythm of the text. Nitpicking aside, schools and libraries should plan on picnicking with this pig in a wig. (Early reader. 5-8)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488614
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Virján, Emma J
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 4-8
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ8.3.V732
LC item number
Wg 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
Reading level
  • 2.9.
  • 2.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A pig in a wig book
Series volume
0003
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Picnics
  • Swine
  • Animals
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Humorous stories
  • Picture books for children
  • Picnics
  • Pigs
  • Animals
  • Humorous stories
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Animals
  • Humorous stories
  • Picnics
  • Picture books for children
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Swine
Target audience
primary
Label
What this story needs is a munch and a crunch, by Emma J. Virján
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn918994393
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062415295
Lccn
2015947624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918994393
Label
What this story needs is a munch and a crunch, by Emma J. Virján
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn918994393
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062415295
Lccn
2015947624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918994393

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