The Three Ninja Pigs

Oh. My. Goodness.

How excited am I about this book's release?
Answer: Very.

And the reasons are thus:
1.) Corey Rosen Schwartz rocks. She was one of my first online writer friends, and she is just one of the sweetest, most encouraging, nicest people ever. Also. She writes a mean picture book. And she rhymes really well.

2.) It's illustrated by Dan Santat, and I adore his illustrations.

3.) Female Ninja Pig. Enough said.

4.) The Pea is going to love it. It combines so many of his favorite things. Rhyme. Puns. Ninjas. Pigs.

5.) This book trailer

16 comments:

  1. How cute is this! Why do pigs make such fun characters? It reminds me of the Olivia books - some of my favs! Wish I had a little one just so I could buy it. Maybe I could buy it anyway and save it for grandkids. Will it be faded and yellow in 10-12 years?

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    1. My mom has picture books from when I was a little girl that are still in great shape! (And I'm a little biased, but I personally think that books make the best gifts.)

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    1. Went and got out copy last weekend. It wins the prize for "only book read at bedtime all week long." :)

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  3. The trailer is fabulous. I adore mash-ups, and I have to admit, my very favorite word to play in Apples to Apples is by far "ninja." This might be just the thing to give to my daughter's school library. Her younger schoolmates would adore it.

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    1. It's so cute. And anyone who can rhyme mojo with dojo...I'm just sayin'.

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  4. I found her on Twitter this week! This book is definitely on my to-get list. The illustrations alone--wow! Can't wait to see the rhymes!

    I think this book trailer is a little disappointing though. It comes across as The Three Little Pigs set in Japan. I realize that the trailer can't give away too much for a picture book, but I would have liked to see less about the house structures (straight from the original) and more about ninjas because, we'll, ninja pigs!

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    1. See, I LOVED the trailer. I think it is hard with picture books, to give away the flavor without the plot (as most PB's are under 500 words, total). I liked how it felt like found footage of an old Japanese movie.

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  5. oh my goodness this is the cutest!! My youngest just may have to get this for Christmas!

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    1. The Pea SERIOUSLY loves it. I've read it every night this last week. :)

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  6. My kids will love this! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yay! Glad I could make a recommendation. :)

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  7. My copy came in the mail today and I can't wait to read it as soon as I wrestle it away from my kiddos who snagged it as soon as I opened it. Corey is the nicest person and I am so excited for her and this adorable read!

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    1. The Pea has requested it every night this week. :)

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  8. Whoa, what a trailer! What a fun-sounding book--and it's from Putnam, too! Hurrah!

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    1. She's so talented! The rhyme is spot-on (and I am picky about my rhyme.)

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