I Love You Like a Pig (Hardcover)
Celebrating the many ways people love each other, Barnett and Pizzoli collaborate on a very fun picture book for any age. From "I love you like a pig" to "you're funny like a fossil," readers of all ages can explore absurdist humor and make up their own expressions. A great read aloud that will have everyone giggling.— Cathy
From the acclaimed bestselling author of Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mac Barnett, and award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli comes a new classic picture book that celebrates the tender and silly moments of our lives.
I like you like a tree.
You’re funny like a fossil.
I love you like a pig.
Oink! Oink! Oink!
The whimsical pairing of the text and art make for interactive read-aloud fun with little ones.
“Encourages big, imaginative thinking.”
“This nutty ode to affection has echoes of Ruth Krauss in its sensible absurdity.”
“Love, joy, and ridiculous similes come together in this confectionary absurdity from noted talents Barnett and Pizzoli.”
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “The stuff of kids’ wildest dreams”
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “A subversive take on the topic of manners that still manages to deliver a message about human decency.”
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “[A] wild, relatable fantasy...This telling will resonate with (and tickle) the intended audience.”
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: “Barnett’s narration hits all the right wry notes…while Parsley’s expressive, exaggerated drawings give the story the tight narrative arc, visual breeziness, and snappy comic rhythms.”
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale.”
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “Klassen’s deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett’s quirky droll writing.”
Praise for EXTRA YARN: “There’s nothing to say but perfect.”
Praise for RULES OF THE HOUSE: “Barnett and Myers have created a winning tale of sibling rivalry and, ultimately, loyalty. Barnett’s trademark dry humor appears in full force, and Myers’ illustrations are wonderfully detailed.”
Praise for RULES OF THE HOUSE: “Readers will (probably) agree that even the most irritating siblings don’t deserve to be cooked and eaten. As a rule.”
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “A clever second collaboration between Barnett and Klassen... The prose is deadpan; the joke’s all in Klassen’s winsomely smudgy illustrations.”
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “Mind-blowing in the best possible way.”
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “When Sam and Dave dig a hole, readers get ‘something spectacular.’…Lucky readers
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: “Barnett’s comic voice is at its driest as he recounts that quintessential American childhood activity—the digging of the giant hole.”
Praise for THE SKUNK: “Gives off a deliciously Hitchockian air of high style and deep-seated dread. . . a story that speaks to the urbane existentialist/absurdist lurking in the heart of every reader.”
Praise for THE SKUNK: “Clever visual motifs, sly storytelling, and tight pacing make this a picture book that will be enjoyed by both children and their grown-ups.”
Praise for THE SKUNK: “McDonnell’s graceful and simple cartoonlike illustrations mitigate the notes of paranoia and obsession in Barnett’s deadpan text.”
Praise for THE SKUNK: “A daffy yet stylish readaloud with surprising performance possibilities.”