|Author:||Alicia DesMarteau,Carl DiRocco,Kalli Dakos|
|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|
|Category:||Growing Up and Facts of Life|
|Publisher:||Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 2004)|
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.
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