Our featured book for this week is “What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig” by Emma J. Virjan.
This book is an endearing story about friendship that starts with, as the title says a Pig in a Wig. Friendship is a great theme for younger readers. This book also effectively uses a lot of rhyming and rhythm, which is great for linguistic and cognitive development.
Scholastic recommends this book for children age 6-7 but it is also good as a read aloud with younger children as it includes vibrant pictures, animals, and as previously mentioned, rhyming words.
For more recommendations from scholastic books for summer reads visit (source): http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collection/keep-kids-reading-all-summer-long
For a video reading of What This Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0qw_0khwf0