A Fine Fat Pig
Harper Collins, 1991.
Illustrated by Malcah Zeldis.
The fine fat pig, the grumpy donkey, the magical zebra, the splendid
lion, and many other creatures gather together in an exuberant collection
of poems and paintings. In this unusual collaboration, the pictures
were painted first by folk artist Zeldis and Hoberman's poems followed.
The result is a magical menagerie of words and images, colorful,
witty, and completely original.
Look inside the book!
"The 14 poems in this sprightly collection are bursting with
word-play and foot- stomping rhythms that will give young readers
new ways to appreciate familiar creatures."
"These 14 poems highlight the characteristics of certain animals
with sly wit and language play
Each of the poems is paired
with a vividly-colored folk painting that reflects the content and
humor of the poem
School Library Journal
"What makes this a book with more staying power is the artistry
of Mary Ann Hoberman's clever animal poems. What a treat to encounter
new poetry for children that a parent can't envision getting sick
Washington Post Book World