Pig and Goat are best friends - and best friends always help each other out! So when Goat peeks out his window and sees Pig crying he gets very concerned. What could have happened? He begins to think of all the possibilities, and how he can help. If a robber stole the apple pie, he can make a cabbage one! And if Pig fell down the stairs, Goat can play chess with him to help him be distracted from his plight.
Positively loved this book for children. Can't say enough good things about it. Really. Go get your own copy right now and I bet you will love it too!
Book for Children Ages: 2 years old and older
Family Reading Time: Timeless principle based book that is a fun read aloud for an older sibling to read to a younger one, and that is sure to spark a teachable moment with your children no matter what their age.
- Try to have your children guess what Pig is really crying about.
- Why was Pig crying?
- What should we do if we see someone crying?
- Can you tell me some ways to be a good friend?
- How have you helped your friends before?
- Think of a friend who might need cheering up and then make a plan to do so. Some ideas: make a get well, miss you, or other card and send it. Call someone who lives far away to say hello. Make cookies to take to a neighbor, etc.
- Plan your own dinner party. Either a real one (with or without other friends), or even a play one with stuffed animals and dolls.
- Call your local children's hospital or nursing home and see if you and your child could come and visit to play cards or another game, sing to them, or another activity to cheer them up and make some new friends too. (Note: This is probably only a good activity for a child that can understand illness and not be afraid by it.)
Cultural Diversity: Yes, a Pig and a Goat can be best friends. :-)
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars - Beautiful Book