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Ten pigs : an epic bath adventure

One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in private, but he is soon joined by another pig, then another, until there are ten pigs--and number one has to come up with a plan so that he can actually enjoy his bath. - (Baker & Taylor)

Laugh out loud in this hysterical epic counting bath adventure with a squeaky clean twist!
From Derek Anderson, the illustrator of the bestselling Little Quack series!

One very happy pig --
one bubbly bathtub.

Everything is perfect until nine more join in!

And ten?
Ten wiggles and squeezes
And surfs his way in.

One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in solitude, only to be joined by another pig, then another, then another. When Pig Number 10 jumps into the crowded tub, the first pig comes up with a plan to enjoy his bath.
- (Scholastic)

Author Biography

Derek Anderson is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack series by Lauren Thompson as well as the Hot Rod Hamster series by Cynthia Lord. He is also the author and illustrator of Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure and Story County: Here We Come! He writes and paints in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him online at
- (Scholastic)

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PreS-Gr 1—This aptly titled tale is a droll, splashy counting book with plenty of laughs. A pig settles in with his rubber duck to enjoy a relaxing bath, but is soon joined by another pig, and then another, until nine more porkers have squeezed into his tiny tub. But they quickly scatter when a wolf appears to take a bath of his own, counting back down to zero. Anderson combines humor with simple, straightforward rhymes to successfully convey basic counting concepts. The crisp, bold illustrations rendered in ink and Photoshop are all done on bright spreads and include colorful block typeface that match the bouncy, comic tone of the text. The animated cartoon characters exude personality and add to the humor, particularly when the pigs are all featured together in the overcrowded tub. Because of its big, vivid illustrations and rhythmic, sprightly rhymes, this story is ideal for sharing with a group as a read-aloud. The ending, in which it is revealed that the wolf is actually a pig in disguise, is a clever and satisfying conclusion to this funny counting adventure. VERDICT Pithy and brisk, this book is a solid choice for children learning to count and young readers looking for a good laugh.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY

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