Monday, July 13, 2009

REVIEW: No More Pacifier for Piggy!

Ford, B., & Williams, S.  (2008).  No More Pacifier for Piggy!  new York:  Boxer Books.


Pacifier loving Piggy and Ducky decide to play a game of peek-a-boo, but Piggy's pacifier gets in the way of him speaking, laughing and having fun.  While playing together, Piggy realizes that he doesn't need his pacifier.

The illustrations are fun, with Ducky and Piggy having the proportions of toddlers.  (They even drink from piggy and ducky cops).

Activities to Do with the Book:


 This story can be used to help ease toddlers of their dependency for a pacifier.  It provides some nice justifications for setting the pacifier aside.  This is a much gentler way than, you know, hiding the pacifier on night and not giving your daughter another one EVER, Mom and Dad!  *SPOILER*  But where Piggy managed to forget about his need for a pacifier, I was not so lucky. I had to turn to my thumb.  I would not be deterred!!!!!


Ah-hem, and for younger children, this book could trigger a game of peek-a-boo.


Favorite Quotes:


“Piggy knocks on Ducky's door.  He is sucking on his pacifier.  Ducky peeks out the window.  "Peek-a-boo, Piggy!" she says.  "Do you want to play a new game with me?"

Piggy nods his head up and down.  He tries to smile at ducky, but his pacifier is in the way."

"Piggy laughs...and drops his pacifier on the ground!"

"Peek-a-boo, Ducky!"  Piggy says softly.  "Peek-a-boo, I see you!"

"No more pacifier for Piggy!"

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