Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Story of Peppa Pig

The Story of Peppa Pig

Created by Mark Baker and Neville Astley

Published by Ladybird Books

Peppa Pig seems to have been around in one form or another for absolutely ages (and in fact this book was first published in 2003). We're relative latecomers to the Peppa Pig phenomenon. Charlotte loves the TV series because it's completely insane, surreal and...well...piggy. I love it because it features a lot of alumni from the "Absolutely" team, a bunch of talented comedians featuring the likes of Morwenna Banks, John Sparkes and Pete Baikie. 

The Story of Peppa Pig contains all the essential ingredients kids would require from a Peppa Pig book. Instructions on how to jump in muddy puddles, George's complete love of Dine-Saws (Grr), Daddy Pig's ineptitude at everything, and Mummy Pig's wisdom as well as Peppa's muddy puddle obsession. 

Certainly better than most books licensed from TV series and an absolute must if your child is a fan of "The Hair Dryers" as one of my friends calls Peppa and her family. 

Charlotte's best bit: Peppa's Muddy Puddle jumping instructions

Daddy's favourite bit: George crying at the loss of his beloved Dine-Saw

Rating: 4 out of 5

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