BOOK REVIEW: Pug Meets Pig, a book about new friends and change, plus pugs and pigs!

Gallion, Sue Lowell - Pug Meets Pig (1)Pug Meets Pig
Sue Lowell Gallion
Illustrated by Joyce Wan

Pug loves his house and he loves his routine; everything is just right. He sleeps in his comfortable house, goes to “work” barking at the neighbors and digging holes, and eating from his personalized food bowl. That is, everything is just right until Pig arrives. Pig ruins everything. She shares his bed, eats from his bowl, and makes friends with the neighbors. But Pug learns that having a friend might not be so bad.

With adorable illustrations, Pug Meets Pig sends the message that change is not always bad and that friends can make even everyday activities more fun. Recommended for children ages four to eight, this book will be sure to delight them with it’s fun repetition and silly characters. Pug lovers, too, need this in their libraries. Pug’s expression are priceless and really capture pugs’ personalities.

Be sure to check out the sequel, Pug and Pig Trick-or-Treat. I hope that Gallion and Wan produce more Pug & Pig books!

Gallion, Sue Lowell - Pug Meets Pig (3)

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BOOK REVIEW: Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat, a treat for pug lovers

Gallion, Sue Lowell - Pug & Pig Trick-or-TreatPug & Pig Trick-or-Treat
by Sue Lowell Gallion
Joyce Wan, Illustrator

I love pugs, and I love pigs, so it was impossible for any other outcome than me loving this adorably illustrated and sweet picture book. Pig loves Halloween, and has matching costumes for her and her best friend, Pug. She’s so looking forward to handing out candy, trick-or-treating, and going to a Halloween party. But Pug hates the costume! Will Pug destroy Pig’s favorite holiday, or will they find a way they can both enjoy the celebrations?

Joyce Wan’s illustrations are delightful, and the definitely capture the range of emotions the mischievous critters express. The colors of the drawings reflect fall, and the Halloween decorations reflect a definite pug and pig touch. The story, by Sue Lowell Gallion, is excellent to read along with young readers and shows the value of compromise and the joy of friendship.

Gallion, Sue Lowell - Pug & Pig Trick or Treat