Monday, September 9, 2013

Wibbly Pig and the Tooky by Mick Inkpen (Hodder Children's Books)

Wibbly Pig and the Tooky

Written and Illustrated by
Mick Inkpen

Published by
Hodder Children's Books

We're all about the animals this week for our #ReadItMD13 theme week celebrating all the awesome animal books. Now Wibbly Pig has his own TV series, he's showing no signs of slowing down and taking things easy. Mick Inkpen's endearing snorty little character along with his friends is the star of two more books from Hodder.

In "Wibbly Pig and the Tooky", Wibbly meets Big Pig's sister - who is extremely naughty indeed. Rather than bringing home a cuddly toy from her visit to the zoo, Big Pig's sister has sneaked a Toucan into her rucksack.

Nicknamed "Tooky", Big Pig's sister soon finds that not all animals are cuddly and adorable. Some have a penchant for pecking piggy noses with their big sharp beaks!

Wibbly is fascinated by this 'new toy' before he realises that Tooky needs to be back at the zoo where he can be looked after properly, so stages a daring stealth mission to infiltrate the zoo and get Tooky back to his perch before anyone notices.

Meanwhile, Big Pig's sister is searching for a surrogate pet. Oh no, what has she got in her backpack THIS time?

A charming and amusing tale, little tiddlers will love reading all about Tooky and his rather mischievous streak. That zoo seriously do need a bag-check option though don't they!

Charlotte's best bit: Tooky pecking Big Pig's sister on the nose. Serves her right!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Full of trademark Mick Inkpen charm, a great book to dive into for fans of the Wibbly Pig TV show but also a lovely little story in its own right. Pigging brilliant!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Hodder Children's Books)

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