Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud

Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud

"Pigs in the rud!" 
"Hens in the rud!"
"Sheep in the rud!"

Animal after animal blocks the muddy rud so the family can't drive through in their Model-T Ford. Who will finally save the day?

"OOOOOO--EEE! UP TO ME!" Grandma said.

With her hands on her hips,
and a snarl on her lips,
and her dander up,
Grandma yelled . . .

What did Grandma yell, and how in the world did she save the day?

ISBN: 9780892727193
Author: Lynn Plourde*
Illustrator: John Schoenherr
Publisher: Down East Books
Binding: Hardcover
Age Group: 5 years

There is something special about knowing there are people in our state who spend their days creating and illustrating stories just so that families like yours will have wonderful books to read together.

Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud was one of 5 books included in the 2015 book RAISING READERS A MEDLEY OF MAINE CHILDREN'S STORIES created exclusively for the Raising Readers program.


Did you know?  Illustrator John Schoenherr hid names in some of the illustrations in Pigs in the Mud. They are written in cursive and are part of the art, such as in the squiggle lines in the mud. Look closely and see if you can find any hidden names. (HINT: On the “Budge, scatter, shuffle”page, under the boy, look for Mr. Schoenherr’s granddaughter’s name “Emily.”)

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