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Pig Is Big on Books
An I Like to Read® Book Level D
by Douglas Florian
Douglas Florian, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823433933 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Writing
Recommendations: ★K

CCSS Codes:
L.K.5, 5c, 6
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 3, 3a, 3c, 4
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2-6
W.K.1, 3, 5-8
RL.K.1-7, 9, 10
L.K.1, 1b, 1e, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d

About the Book

Book-loving Pig comes up with a creative solution when he runs out of reading material in this easy reader by acclaimed poet and visual artist Douglas Florian.

Pig loves to read. He's never without a big stack of books! He reads them one after another. His friends know they'll find him with his snout in a book, whether he's at home, on the bus or even at the beach. But one day, Pig has no books. He looks everywhere and can't find a single thing to read! Instead of panicking, Pig has a great idea. He knows just how to solve this problem . . . Pig will write his own book!

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What does the phrase is big on mean in the title? What are you "big on"? RL.K-1.4 / L.K-1.4 / SL.K-1.6

2. What is the main idea of PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS? Find details from the story to support that Pig loves books. RL.K-1.1, 2

3. What is Pig's problem in the story? How does Pig solve the problem? Write a book like pig did in the story. Remember to have a beginning, middle and ending. Give your book a title and illustrations. Share with the class. RL.K-1.1, 3 / W.K-1.3

4. Why do you think author Douglas Florian wrote this book? What kind of person do you think he is? Read the back cover to find evidence. RL.K-1.1, 2 / SL.K-1.1, 2

Readers' Guide
PIG IS BIG ON BOOKS: An I Like to Read® Book, Level D
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.