Sunday, September 20, 2020

Review - Piglette


by Katelyn Aronson
illustrated by Eva Byrne
Date: 2020
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

Will a pristine piglet find perfection in Paris?

Piglette can be a bit particular by her siblings' standards. She always wants everything to be perfect. While her many brothers and sisters like rolling in the mud, Piglette prefers pampering in a mud bath. While her siblings eat slop, Piglette prefers pastries. But what she's most passionate about is flowers. She loves to smell the lilies and lilacs in the pasture. So Piglette decides her precise nose is destined for the perfume shops of Paris!

But Piglette soon realizes that there's nothing more precious than the pleasant scents of home, and she finds a way to bring a little Parisian perfection back where she belongs. Debut author Kateyln Aronson and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne have created an unforgettable, playful piglet who stays true to herself and the message that home is where the heart is.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Piglette is the seventh piglet born on a farm in France. She doesn't like the piggish things her siblings do, however. She's a lot more... well, refined. The first chance she gets, she leaves for Paris, where she lives a glamorous life working for a perfumery. Everything is great... for a while. But soon the city loses its lustre and Piglette longs for the countryside. When she returns home, though, she misses the city. Will she be able to bring together the two places that she loves?

I'm not sure why I didn't love this one more. The illustrations are adorable and the text is fairly strong. Maybe I'm just picking up on Piglette's indecision and uncertainty. She spends the book trying to figure out where, exactly, she belongs... and by the end, I'm not convinced that she knows.

Overall, this is a cute picture book. Lovers of pig fiction will eat it up.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.33 out of 5

No comments:

Post a Comment