Thursday, January 29, 2015
Picture books for everyone
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black
This book is filled with a sort of dry wit. I chuckle my way through it with every read. The concept is, of course, absurd but the narration takes on a faux-serious tone that just adds to the hilarity. Michael Ian Black is a master of using a few words to evoke a strong, ridiculous, image. Like pigs wearing majorette uniforms. You read that and you can't help but laugh at the mental image that results. And illustrator Kevin Hawkes provides excellent illustrations. Children and parents alike will enjoy the extremes of this picture book.