Title: Pig the Stinker
Author/Illustrator: Aaron Blabey
Published: Scholastic, 2019
Lily is a funny kid. She’s funny as in a little weird (like her mama), but she’s also got a great sense of humour for a four-year-old. One thing that totally appeals to her is gross-out humour…specifically, poop.
Yup. She’s that kid.
Vivi never was into that kind of thing/isn’t to this day. She finds gross things gross. (I completely agree. I think Lily takes after Karl.)
Lily’s love of grossness is why she’s a big fan of Pig the Pug.
We got Pig the Stinker from a Scholastic book order. I wasn’t familiar with Pig the character, but when I saw that it was written by Aaron Blabey, I knew we had to grab a copy of the book. We’re big Aaron Blabey fans in this house. (Thelma the Unicorn is our personal favourite, but Pig is a very close second.)
In this particular book, Pig the Pug’s personal hygiene is discussed in depth. He’s sorta, kinda, really disgusting. He doesn’t like taking baths/getting clean (much to the dismay of his long-suffering house-mate, Trevor the wiener dog). So Pig comes up with an ingenious plan: he avoids bath time by stopping up the bathtub with a small toy. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t exactly have the effect he was looking for and…well…the bathroom explodes.
Three things Lily loves especially about this book:
- Pig is a total jerk. He crows and laughs at everyone when he stops up the pipe. He’s incorrigible!
- The bathroom explodes. That is hilarious in every situation except real-life. Real life bathroom explosions are never, ever funny.
- Trevor’s facial expressions. OK, so maybe that’s me. I really love Trevor and can completely sympathize with him. I love the droopy-snout expression he has on the very last page. We’ve all felt like that, Trevor. You’re not alone, my Dachshund friend.
Lily has asked for this book every single night for the past two weeks. So…she really enjoys it. We’ve ordered several more and are waiting with bated breath for the next few to arrive via the beloved Scholastic book order.
If you’ve got a kid who enjoys a bit of off-colour humour, you’re in luck! Pig will fit the bill perfectly.
Mama’s review: 5 Trevors/5
Lily’s review: “Pig is so gross…but so funny!”