written and illustrated by Margie Palatini
Ages: preschool through grade 3 (and Moms!)
A book all about figs is turned on its head when the publisher accidentally changes the word fig to pig in Under A Pig Tree: The History of the Noble Fruit (A Mixed-Up Tale). The publisher and the author seem to disagree about the importance of one little letter. After all, the publisher is quite sure that the author meant to write about pigs. The result is a wild tale of the history of the fig-er pig.
Margie Palatini doesn't disappoint in this silly mixed-up tale. Much to the chagrin of my toddler, I had to put this picture book down because I was laughing too hard to actually finish reading it out loud. True to form, Ms. Palatini provides wonderful illustrations and a fun story. Add this book to your summer reading list!