Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Emma J. Virjan
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Pig builds a stage and conducts the Pig in a Wig Band! All of her friends join in with different instruments and all is going well until elephant sees a mouse and knocks everyone over when he tries to run away! They start playing again just in time for their audience to arrive.
This book is full of fun onomatopoeia. While the text is short and simple, the variety of onomatopoeia (words like tish, bwap, and brup) may be difficult for beginner readers to understand. The style of illustration and narration are the same as Virjan's other Pig in a Wig books. It starts off with, "What this story needs is . . ." and then lists the sounds that each animal brings into the band as they appear. The style is much the same as Mo Willem's Elephant and Piggie books, but with a little more variation and detail in the illustration.