A Treeful of Pigs

A Treeful of Pigs The lazy farmer thinks he s safe when he promises to help his wife with the farm work on the day that pigs grow in trees like apples but she out wits him at this and every turn Kirkus Full color

  • Title: A Treeful of Pigs
  • Author: Arnold Lobel Anita Lobel
  • ISBN: 9780590412803
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • The lazy farmer thinks he s safe when he promises to help his wife with the farm work on the day that pigs grow in trees like apples, but she out wits him at this and every turn Kirkus Full color.

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    About "Arnold Lobel Anita Lobel"

    1. Arnold Lobel Anita Lobel

      Arnold Stark Lobel was a popular American author of children s books Among his most popular books are those of the Frog and Toad series, and Mouse Soup, which won the Garden State Children s Book Award from the New Jersey Library Association.

    321 thoughts on “A Treeful of Pigs”


    1. This is an interesting moral fable about a hard-working farmer's wife and her husband, whom she must coerce into doing work. This book has surely found many appreciative readers over the years.


    2. I don't usually rate children's books bad. If I don't like it, I chalk it up to personal preference and move on. Something about this really bothered me though. I didn't like the language at all. This is a children's book and calling the farmer lazy, lazy, lazy every page left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know why. Maybe I'm weird. I don't like to focus on people who aren't ambitious with my children. I try to do lesson learning without the blame game. There is a much better book about the b [...]


    3. I remember my mother reading me this book when I was a child, so it was a really nostalgia moment when I found it again at the library. I had a great time reading it to my own boys.A farmer and his wife agree to get some pigs. The wife makes her husband promise he will help her raise them, but he's so lazy he keeps making ridiculous excuses to not help with the pig. The woman counters each of his excuses by making the pigs do what he wants (even going so far as to tie them all in a tree) and sti [...]


    4. A wife teaches her lazy husband a lesson in this fable like story. Veg*n families note: The reason the couple is raising the pigs is not clear, references are not made to eating them. There is, however, a delightful illustration of the pigs sitting with the couple around the dinner table, with all of them eating corn and mashed potatoes. It would be deducible from the illustrations that the pigs are companions.


    5. This book is a how-to for anyone who has a lazy husband. Not a problem I have but I'm keeping it on my shelf just in case. This book is also good if you want to know what it takes to raise a pig. I'm not sure if the author/illustrator ( a husband and wife team) are trying to say something about the parallels in those situations or not but it's a cute story.


    6. This book was discarded from a public school library. It is hardcover and in good shape. The story is decent enough. No award-winner, but fine just the same. The illustrations are quite good.A lazy farmer buys some pigs but refuses to do what is needed to care for them. His wife ends up doing all the work. She cleverly puts an end to his laziness.


    7. Arnold and Anita Lobel were a great team of author/illustrator. Arnold has been deceased for quite some time. In this collaboration is a story of a lazy farmer whose wife has to do all the work until she finally tricks the farmer into helping her. Anita Lobel's illustrations have a medieval look and go well with the story line.


    8. Why the wife didn't just get a divorce instead of put up with such a lazy husband is beyond me. Those pigs are pretty smart to go along. I was worried they were going to eat the pigs at the end, but thankfully they didn't (whoops, spoilers).


    9. I liked it all. It was funny when the farmer kept saying I'll do it tomorrow and then the pigs disappeared but they were tied in the tree by the woman (farmer's wife).


    10. This folk tale is priceless. Arnold and Anita Lobel never fail to deliver and this book is no exception. I will be very old and grey and still reading this book.







    11. The Farmer's Wife must use her wit to get her lazy husband out of bed and help care for their pigs.Charming illustrations.


    12. The moral of this story? If you are a lazy Eastern European farmer, your wife will resort to a series of complicated tricks to get you out of bed.


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