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9 stars

My Pig Amarillo

AR: 2.2
Written and illustrated by
Satomi Ichikawa
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Realistic Fiction

How do you say goodbye to a special friend? If that friend is a pig in Guatemala, there is a special way on a special day. Pablito got a pet pig from his grandfather, and he grew to love this pig very much. But one day when Pablito returns home, the pig is gone. How would you feel if this happened to you? And what would make you feel better? Read this book to find out how Pablito learns to feel better.

I really liked this story. It was simple but emotional. It made many of my kids sad... until the end. Then they really liked this story, too!

(Last modified:03/17/2015)


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