Read Aloud Book for Kids

Nanny Piggins read aloud book for kidsNow there are good read aloud books, great read aloud books and then there is Nanny Piggins, the best read aloud book for kids.  I really have to put this series in a class by itself.  Nanny Piggins delivers every time with hilarious vignettes that will have kids begging to go to bed early so they can hear more chapters.  Yep, you read that right … early!

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Title: The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

Author: R. A. Spratt

Target: Grades 3-5

Series: Yes. There are several books published in Australia but only three are currently available in the U.S.

What this book is about:
Nanny Piggins, a former circus performing bovine, has been hired by Mr. Green to be a nanny to his three children. While the choice of a pig may seem unusual, at the cost of 10 cents an hour, she is too good a deal for Mr. Green to pass up! Her ways are unconventional: chocolate as a main course, fun and amusement above all else, and a Russian bear as a sidekick. However, her devotion to her charges is as unwavering as her love of chocolate cake.

Why I love this book:

  • This is the story of Mary Poppins if she gave into her sassy side. Nanny Piggins is everything children wish they had but know they really can’t! That is what makes her soooo much fun. Nanny Piggins is not bogged down by rules, or conventions and kids will love her hair brained schemes planned to get the family out of trouble.
  • Each chapter is its own separate story, which makes it a great read aloud. But the stories do build on each other as the characters develop. Nanny Piggin’s becomes a special and intricate part of the family, giving the children the love they so desperately deserve.

Who this book is for:
This book was written for children.  Nanny Piggins is full of fun, occasionally makes some questionable choices but is always redeemed by her strong love and devotion to the children.

Final thoughts:
”The most exciting saga about a flying pig nanny ever told. There is a laugh on every page and lesson in there somewhere. I recommend it highly.” Madeleine Albright. A recommendation from the former US Secretary of State, now how many children’s books have that?

I must give a shout out to the wonderful illustrator Dan Santat, who does of fabulous job of capturing the fun and lightheartedness of these characters.

To purchase this book:
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