Count on It! Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson
ONE VERY HAPPY PIG.
THIS BATHTUB IS PERFECT
FOR JUST YOU AND ME!
It's shiny, and slippery, and sudsy, and just the right size for one pink pig and his little rubber ducky.
Ahhh! he settles down, neck deep in the warm bubble bath and closes his eyes.
But then Pig Two suddenly shows up, ready to hit the suds.
THIS TUB IS TOO SMALL
FOR A DUCK, TWO PIGS,
AND A BOUNCY BEACH BALL!
And the pigs keep counting up, along with their gear. First a pig in swim fins, one in a pirate hat, then a pig tooting a tuba, and one launching his big boat. The pigs count up, the bubbles pop and the bath water slops. Pig Eight brings a sand castle, while Pig Nine wedges himself into the suds with his fly rod and bait.
Is there always room for one more? It's a big pig cram-jam as Pig Ten and his surf board get ready to hang ten!. Surf's up?
TEN pigs in a tub? But before an all-out water fight begins, one pig spots something coming, and it's not Pig Eleven!
In a hurry and a flurry the tub empties as pigs peel out, 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2...., and scurry away, page right. What do they see?
Savvy youngsters will spy the zipper down the front of that wolf suit and guess just which pig is inside, in Derek Anderson's jolly new counting book, Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure (Orchard Books, 2015). Comic critters and rollicking rhymes are author-illustrator Anderson's specialty, and this pink, impolite, and portly porker tale is no exception. Even the rubber ducky's eyes help tell the story, right up the the happy ending, when the "wolf" settles back down in his bath, just the right size for ONE PIG and his yellow floaty pal.