"Am NOT!" "Are TOO!" Pig and Pug by Lynn Berry
PUG IN A PURSE.
PIG IN A POCKET.
"ARE YOU A PUG?" PUG SAYS TO PIG.
"NO, PIG!" SAYS PIG TO PUG.
The two tea-cup-sized pets don't quite know what to make of each other. There are certain similarities, but still....
'Tis a puzzlement.
Pug suggests that Pig is a pudgy pug. Pig insists not. Pretty soon the meeting turns into a petty dust-up. Pug gets pugilistic; Pig gets piggish.
Name-calling ensues. Pug calls Pig a copycat!
PIG AND PUG POUNCE!
The little dust-up gets dirty as Pug takes a tumble into a mud puddle. Pug is a muddy mess. It's just too funny for the petite pets to stay petulant. They start to titter and giggle and finally chuckle at each other. It's time to recalculate their relationship.
It's a tempest in a tea cup for those popular pygmy pets in Lynn Berry's Pig and Pug (Simon and Schuster, 2015). With simple line drawings by illustrator Gemma Correll, who reveals the various emotions playing across the faces of her characters with a few deftly drawn lines, and an easy text that lures emergent readers to jump in and read along, two peewee pets find peace and friendship as youngsters find a fun easy reader that's just perfect for two voices to perform together. For another pair of uncommon pals, pair this one with Jennifer Sattler's Chick 'n' Pug.