Pig the Pug…

pig-the-pug bookcoverPig the Pug is Aaron Blabey’s short listed book for Book of the Year in the Early Childhood category…

Pig is a selfish pug. Poor old sausage dog Trevor cops the brunt of his greed over food and most especially over toys.

When the ever-patient Trevor suggests ‘sharing’ the toys because it might be fun, Pig flips his wig and has a full on tantrum…Pig gets what is coming to him in the most glorious, amusing way. Hopefully Pig has learned his lesson…

pig the fibber bookcoverSince Pig the Pug was published in 2014, Aaron has put pen to paper again this year to bring back the naughtiest pug. This time though Pig, the world’s greediest pug, is telling big lies….

Pig’s a bit of a fibber and likes to tell lies that gets his friend sausage dog Trevor into trouble. Poor Trevor gets blamed for a messy house, breaking a vase and chewing on a dress. However, soon Pig learns that telling lies comes with consequences.

Will he ever change his ways? You’ll have to read the book to find out…

The brilliant, funny illustrations in these two picture books will have every reader, regardless of age, both laughing with delight, and wanting to adopt that crazy pug and his good friend Trevor. Our fingers are crossed that ‘Pig the Pug’ wins this years Early Childhood Book of the Year for Aaron Blabey.

Our activity this week to design our own pugs using templates. The grade twos enjoyed this activity as they were able to add their own individual touch to their pug. Here’s just a few of the pugs and their creators…

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Term Three and it’s time for Book Of the Year…

This term is normally all about Book Week and the books that are up for an award. But this year rather than look at each book, each year level has taken on one of the authors up for nomination.

aaron blabey

The Grade Twos were lucky enough to get Aaron Blabey. His award winning picture books include Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Sunday Chutney, Thelma the Unicorn and Pig the Pug. His book ‘The Brothers Quibble’ was selected as the book to be read for the National Simultaneous Story Time this year.

He has three more books due for release this year…Pig the Fibber, Piranhas don’t eat Bananas and the Bad Guys, which we hope to read to you. Pig the Pug is Aaron’s nominated book for Early Childhood Picture Book of the Year.

 

Aaron has been an actor, a painter, a grape-picker, a designer, an advertising copywriter, a video-shop assistant, a comic-strip creator, a college lecturer, a screenwriter and a picture-bookmaker.

pearl barley and charlie parsley notesHe loves being an author and illustrator because he gets to send his thoughts and feelings out into the world. The best experience is when he visits schools and sees how children respond to and embrace his books. He enjoys his job and he thinks he has the best job ever.

Aaron gets his ideas by being curious about everything. The trick he says, is to never, ever stop looking for ideas. He always asks himself “what would I really enjoy seeing on this piece of paper right now?”  His first idea for his first book came to him on an aeroplane flight. He wrote his ideas on his ticket and from there, Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley began…

Aaron Blabey’s picture books have a style and charisma all of their own. He uses simple language and simple illustrations and focuses on children and their relationships. His books confront the overwhelming fears and challenges of childhood with humour, and put them in a form that is comforting, understandable and funny.

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