The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

Book - 2010 | 1st U.S. ed. --
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When Mr. Green, a stingy widower with three children he cannot be bothered with, decides to find a nanny for his children, he winds up hiring a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010, c2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780316068192
0316068195
Branch Call Number: J FIC Sprat cf 33164004346750 jf 20.00 jfic 287436 cpy 1 aurora
J FIC Sprat
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan

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red_beetle_312
Jul 26, 2020

One of the best series I've ever read!

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JBPlume_5
Jun 01, 2020

What a wonderful, fun book! My son and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it together. This book is a good choice for reading aloud. Laughs all around!

VaughanPLDonnalee Feb 20, 2020

This zany absurd middle-grade book was truly delightful. Out of desperation a father hires a pig as a nanny, but not just any pig. Nanny Piggins is sassy, very well-dressed and full of life. The book is a lively series of adventures, each more preposterous than the last, but this book is overflowing with fun and zest. Nanny Piggins is fabulous in every way. This book has the type of topsy-turvy subversive humour of Pippi Longstocking or David Walliams' books. Very goofy and fun and highly recommended.

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rfeuge
Aug 30, 2017

AR 6.2

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gabithereader99
Feb 01, 2015

good!

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 30, 2012

It’s almost a relief to read a book like Nanny Piggins. In these days of books so chock full of morals and didacticism, it feels good to encounter a book where the main character is unapologetically going against the conventional grown-up wisdom in a way kids would love. And yes, she’s going to be loathed by a certain segment of the adult population. Which is fine. She wasn’t written for adults. She was written for kids and in the best tradition of unapologetic authors like Roald Dahl the books are funny, fun, and wholly original. A great addition to any library or personal collection. Just don’t make the mistake of judging it by its cover.

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bethshaw99
Jul 21, 2012

Nanny Piggins is the best pig nanny ever! Follow her and the kids as they go on exciting adventures like spending their money for uniforms at the theme park. With awesome illustrations from Dan Santat, this book is hilarious.

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chubbie
Aug 15, 2011

its a really funny book, in it nanny piggins and the kids go on adventures, somthing always goes wrong.

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fatimaaswad
Feb 24, 2019

fatimaaswad thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 15

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christopher_monroe
Aug 11, 2015

christopher_monroe thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 15

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pink_elephant_454
May 31, 2015

pink_elephant_454 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 30, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 30, 2012

Mr. Green is cheap. Pretty much as cheap as you can get, actually. Since the death/disappearance of his beloved wife (beloved to others, not particularly to him) his three children have been running rather wild. Now he needs a nanny for them, and so the job goes to the cheapest nanny he can find. Enter Nanny Piggins. She’s a former circus performer (a flying pig) with absolutely zero experience raising kids. That doesn’t stop her for one minute, though. Before the kids know it they’re harboring escapee Russian bears, falling in with Korean shipping vessels, confronting thieves, and baking more pies than it might seem conceivable to attempt eating.

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