The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

eBook - 2010
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When Mr. Green, a stingy widower with three children he cannot be bothered with, decides to find a nanny for his children, he winds up hiring a glamorous ex-circus pig who knows nothing about children but a lot about chocolate.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780316230995
0316230995
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (239 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan

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rfeuge
Aug 30, 2017

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gabithereader99
Feb 01, 2015

good!

ChristchurchKids Dec 28, 2014

Mr. Green desperately needs to find a new nanny for his children. In the four weeks since their last nanny left, he has found himself actually having to talk to them, provide them with meals and pay attention to them himself!! And all this has to stop.

Nanny Piggins is a most unusual nanny. She is a pig. … Not just any ordinary pig though, Nanny Piggins has run away from the circus, where she was the circus’ famous flying pig! Mr Green’s three children Derrick, Samantha and Michael think they are incredibly lucky to have her.

Join Nanny Piggins on a series of wonderful adventures, read them all!

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 30, 2012

It’s almost a relief to read a book like Nanny Piggins. In these days of books so chock full of morals and didacticism, it feels good to encounter a book where the main character is unapologetically going against the conventional grown-up wisdom in a way kids would love. And yes, she’s going to be loathed by a certain segment of the adult population. Which is fine. She wasn’t written for adults. She was written for kids and in the best tradition of unapologetic authors like Roald Dahl the books are funny, fun, and wholly original. A great addition to any library or personal collection. Just don’t make the mistake of judging it by its cover.

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bethshaw99
Jul 21, 2012

Nanny Piggins is the best pig nanny ever! Follow her and the kids as they go on exciting adventures like spending their money for uniforms at the theme park. With awesome illustrations from Dan Santat, this book is hilarious.

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chubbie
Aug 15, 2011

its a really funny book, in it nanny piggins and the kids go on adventures, somthing always goes wrong.

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christopher_monroe
Aug 11, 2015

christopher_monroe thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 15

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May 31, 2015

pink_elephant_454 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 30, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 30, 2012

Mr. Green is cheap. Pretty much as cheap as you can get, actually. Since the death/disappearance of his beloved wife (beloved to others, not particularly to him) his three children have been running rather wild. Now he needs a nanny for them, and so the job goes to the cheapest nanny he can find. Enter Nanny Piggins. She’s a former circus performer (a flying pig) with absolutely zero experience raising kids. That doesn’t stop her for one minute, though. Before the kids know it they’re harboring escapee Russian bears, falling in with Korean shipping vessels, confronting thieves, and baking more pies than it might seem conceivable to attempt eating.

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