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The Book of Pigericks

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The Book of Pigericks

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Arnold Lobel
Poetry, Kids and Family

We gave it an A-

What form of verse is five lines long and always silly? The limerick, or in this case, the pigerick. In The Book of Pigericks, Arnold Lobel’s delightful porcine rhymes explore the outer limits of piggish behavior. There’s the pig ”whose suspenders and belt were the sort that would melt.” One pig wears hundreds of bracelets around his middle; another plants socks in a window box. And every child will sympathize with the small porker who spouts tears when his mom cleans his ears. A-