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Karen Abbott


Excellent, Preschool, Rodrigo Folgueira, Poly Bernatene, Making friends, Mimicking, Animals, Understanding, Empathy

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Book Review


A comical pig with good intentions wants to fit in at the pond. The pig situates itself on a nice sized rock in the middle of the pond and issues a healthy, loud "Ribbit" over the pond. Frogs gather around and wonder what is going on with this unusual pig. Is he mocking them? Is he confused? What can he possibly mean by this outrageous behavior? Soon the entire wild population of animals have gathered around. Only the wise old beetle can solve this mystery. But by the time they have found the beetle and returned to the rock the mysterious pig has disappeared. What is the cheeping coming from a nearby tree? You guessed it, the pig is trying to make friends with the feathered.