» » Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig
Download Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig epub book
ISBN:0807566292
Author: Alicia DesMarteau,Carl DiRocco,Kalli Dakos
ISBN13: 978-0807566299
Title: Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig
Format: mbr lrf lrf rtf
ePUB size: 1162 kb
FB2 size: 1899 kb
DJVU size: 1313 kb
Language: English
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 2004)
Pages: 32

Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig by Alicia DesMarteau,Carl DiRocco,Kalli Dakos



Kall Dakos' wonderful new book Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig is a must for any elementary school teacher, parent or Shakespearean lover. He is a unique character because he speaks only in Shakepearean rhyme. I just wanted to thank Kalli Dakos and Alicia Desmarteau for inspiring my 7 year old to read. This is the first book that she has related to on any level. She loved the story, the pig, the introduction to Shakespeare, and Ms. Juliet.

By Kalli Dakos, Alicia DesMarteau. Illustrated by Carl DiRocco. In September, when the school principal promises to kiss a pig if the students read 10,000 books, a girl volunteers Hamlet, her unwilling, Shakespeare-quoting pet pig. But poor Hamlet wants nothing to do with such foolishness. To kiss, or not to kiss,/The principal in school?/Why choose a pig/To be their fool? By the end of April the kids still have a long way to go, and it looks as if Hamlet is safe. Dakos and Desmarteau’s principal, who will go to great lengths to get her charges to read, has already pulled some odd stunts, though kissing a pig is an invitation to make a child’s heart sin. iRocco’s artwork is fittingly busy and possesses good Elizabethan costumery and lots of funny detail. Preschoolers will enjoy the slapstick, but they obviously won’t have a clue about the Shakespeare jokes.

Dakos and DesMarteau’s principal, who will go to great lengths to get her charges to read, has already pulled some odd stunts, though kissing a pig is an invitation to make a child’s heart sing. The narrator has volunteered her pig Hamlet-a Shakespeare spouter of his own design-to get the buss. He cribs and tweaks some famous lines to register his disapproval: To kiss, or not to kiss,, The principal in school?, Why choose a pig, To be their fool? When Hamlet’s eyes fall on the fair Juliet, however, he suddenly becomes much more interested. She gasps, then delivers on her promise.

Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig contains 19 references to Shakespeare’s plays, all easy recognizable, albeit a bit bowdlerized and a little less grandiloquent. Ms. Dakos wrote the book with her daughter, Alicia DesMarteau, and included an appendix with each reference alongside the verse that inspired i. .Watertown Daily Times, October 26, 2004. It has all the elements of a Shakespearean drama – unrequited passion, doomed love and a hero who speaks in poetic verse. He’s a pig (literally) and the lead character in a new children’s book called Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig. In this new book, the principal (Ms. Juliet) wants her students to read 10,000 books.

He's a pig (literally) and the lead character in a new children's book called Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig. What a treat! Kall Dakos' wonderful new book Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig is a must for any elementary school teacher, parent or Shakespearean lover.

Alicia DesMarteau, Kalli Dakos. Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig by. Kalli Dakos, Alicia DesMarteau. Carl Dirocco (Illustrations).

The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's, young adult book industry. Join now (it's free). 1. Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig (Hardcover) Author: Kalli Dakos, Alicia Desmarteau Illustrator: Carl DiRocco Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company.

Coming soon! Most Recent Book. Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig. Collaborators. Join Our Kids Book Club.

Books by Alicia DesMarteau. No currently known resources. Contact Us if you know of online resources about Alicia DesMarteau Books by Alicia DesMarteau. Alicia DesMarteau Has Published With. Find Similar Resources.

Kalli Dakos; Alicia DesMarteau; Carl Dirocco. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Kalli Dakos; Alicia DesMarteau; Carl Dirocco. Book Format: Choose an option. Tales from a Not-So Happy Heartbreaker (Hardcover).

In September, when the school principal promises to kiss a pig if the students read 10,000 books, a girl volunteers Hamlet, her unwilling, Shakespeare-quoting pet pig. But poor Hamlet wants nothing to do with such foolishness.
Reviews: 7
Kiaile
My mother recently passed away. She was an elementary school principal who loved her students, loved reading and loved Shakespeare. I wanted to get a book to donate to the school library in her honor and this was perfect!
Punind
Great book for a kick off to a school read-a-thon. This is cute story with silliness that appeals to children ages 5-10.
Dolid
Ah, Hamlet. A tragic lover with unrequited ardor, and a hero who uses passionate poetic verse to express himself. Shakespeare's Hamlet? No. Kalli Dakos' Hamlet. He's a pig (literally) and the lead character in a new children's book called Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig.

In this new book, the principal (Ms. Juliet) wants her students to read 10,000 books. Quite a feat. If they do, she'll kiss a pig. But Hamlet is not a willing subject in this game. "To kiss, or not to kiss, the principal in school? Why choose a pig to be

their fool?"

Paraphrasing the English playwright/poet/actor is an excellent balance to the narrator's easy tone and simple words.

If the child asks, "Is that poetry?" and the parent replies that it comes from Shakespeare - what better way to get both parents and children interested in learning more?

I highly recommend this book to children of all ages (that includes parents).
Wrathmaster
What a treat! Kall Dakos' wonderful new book Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig is a must for any elementary school teacher, parent or Shakespearean lover.

It has a plot that each and every child in school can relate to. A principal, who wants the students in her school to read more books, promises to kiss a pig if they do. Hamlet is the pig who will be kissed. He is a unique character because he speaks only in Shakepearean rhyme. (I dare all of you to see if you can pick out what Shakepearean play his lines come from without peeking at the references at the back of the book).

Young children just love chanting along with Hamlet. Older children can perform the scenes (ie. the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet) and learn a lot while doing it!

The illustrations are colourful and Hamlet's attire is right on the mark!

A wonderful introduction for children to the greatest writer of all time!
Steamy Ibis
I just wanted to thank Kalli Dakos and Alicia Desmarteau for inspiring my 7 year old to read. This is the first book that she has related to on any level. She loved the story, the pig, the introduction to Shakespeare, and Ms. Juliet. I can hardly believe she is learning to love Shakespeare in the process. Until now, I was concerned that she would never develop a love for reading. Her teachers have all been concerned with her lack of enthusiasm with reading. Not only has she sat down and read this book over 50 times, but has read it to her little brother, friends, family, and her daddy. She has read this book so much that I believe she has memorized it now.

Thank you again Ms. Dakos for giving my child the love of reading. I am so grateful for "Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig". I am mailing you privately to get all of your other books and to thank you again.

Gratefully,

Lidia Smith
Golkis
Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig is a wonderful children's book that is entertaining, captivating, and extremely well written. What a wonderful way to introduce readers to Shakespeare by writing about a Principal and a Pig. Hamlet the pig is adorable who does not want to kiss Ms. Juliet (the Principal). The references to Shakespeare's plays was a wonderful idea, and captivates students of all ages. All Elementary School teachers must have this book in their classrooms.

Congratulations Ms. Dakos and Ms. Desmarteau for the most wonderful children's book I have ever read.
Ballardana
I thought this book was precious. I loved the anticipation Hamlet felt waiting to see if the students reached their goal. I loved how the pig fell in love with the principal after the kiss. It was cute as could be, and I know that students will enjoy reading it.

(I have worked with a principal who kissed a pig after the students successfuly raised/collected one million pennies.She kept her promise. I hope the pig felt the same way about her.)
Frank Hodge , Children's Literature Specialist,

Hodge-Podge Books, Albany, New York

Ms. Juliet, the narrator just happens to have a pig she received from her aunt, an English teacher. The pig is named Hamlet. And now the fun begins. Poor Hamlet's balloon speeches are adaptations of words from Shakespeare - with no apologies to Will - "To kiss, or not to kiss, The principal in school? Why choose a pig to be their fool?" Get your laugh machine ready. It is wonderful.