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Pig the fibber
Other title(s):
Pig the pug fibber
New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Series title(s):
General Note:
"First published in Australia in 2015 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Australia Pty Ltd"--Copyright page.
Pig the Pug often lies to get what he wants, and blames Trevor the sausage dog for his own misdeeds--but when his latest lie results in an accident and the loss of a tooth he finally learns his lesson (maybe).
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2 0.5 185365.

Accelerated Reader 2.0.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 2.0 0.5 185365.


Call Number
JP Blabey
JP Blabey

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Pig was a pug,
and I'm sorry to say,
he would often tell lies
just to get his own way.

Pig the Pug tells lies to get what he wants and get Trevor the sausage dog in trouble. When Pig hatches a plan to get at the hidden treats in the back of the closet, his lies get Trevor thrown out of the house. Finally he's all alone with those treats. What he didn't expect was the bowling ball.
Maybe this time Pig the Pug will learn his lesson.

Author Notes

Aaron Blabey was born in 1974 in Australia. He is an author of children's books and artist who until the mid-2000s was also an actor. His award winning picture books include Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon and the best-selling Pig the Pug. His other bestsellers include I Need a Hug. Pig the Elf. Don't Call Me Bear, Thelma the Unicorn, and Pig the Star.

He is well known in the field of acting for his roles in two television dramedies, 1994's The Damnation of Harvey McHugh, for which he won an Australian Film Institute Award, and 2003's CrashBurn, before retiring from performance in 2005.

In 2012, he was the National Literacy Ambassador and in May 2015 his book The Brother's Quibble was read by an estimated 500,000 children during the National Simultaneous Storytime. His book The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon won the Patricia Wrightson Award from the 2013 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, the 2013 Children's Peace Literature Award and was recorded by Nick Cave for the Story Box Library. His 2015 book Pig the Pug won the Young Australian's Best Book Award 2015 in the Picture storybook category and the 2015 Kids Own Australian Literature Award New South Wales' in the Picture Storybook category.The Bad Guys, Episode 1 won the 2016 Indie Book Awards Best Children's book, the 2016 Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Award for Fiction for younger readers, and the 2016 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs) for Fiction for younger readers. Pig the Fibber won the 2016 Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards for Picture storybooks and the 2016 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs) for Picture Books.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Pig, everyone's favorite buggy-eyed pug, is back up to his old tricks. In the latest series addition, the greedy dog delights in destroying all sorts of objects around the house. His owners don't appreciate this though, so whenever he is about to get caught, he points a paw at Trevor. The poor wiener dog who gets punished in the other's place only wants to be friends. Pig pushes his luck too far though. When he tries to steal some treats, karma catches up to him. This leaves readers with a rather satisfying and hilarious lesson about lying. Blabey's snappy lines and exaggerated acrylic-based art fully support the method with which he conveys this message. He doesn't preach, he lets kids reach their own conclusion, and keeps their full attention through humor. The rhyme scheme is clever and measured, and the space and page turns always aid the comedic timing. VERDICT If you've bought Pig before, you'll want to add the account of his latest misdeeds to your collection. Caregivers and educators can easily use him as an example of why it's best to behave.--Rachel Forbes, Oakville Public Library, Ont. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.