Shakespeare once wrote “What’s in a name?” and the hero of today’s book is asking himself the very same question.
Meet Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig, a little pig with a big problem. His name is just too long. It doesn’t fit on the swirly paintings he makes at playschool, or on his locker and I wouldn’t want to be the one writing out the name tapes for his gym kit!
The rest of Piggity-Wiggity’s family (four brothers & four sisters!) have rather ordinary, and short, names. Piggity-Wiggity doesn’t understand why his is so very, very different.
One evening, at bedtime, Piggity-Wiggity plucks up the courage to ask his Dad if he can change his name to something less biggity and so begins the tale of exactly how Piggity-Wiggity came to have such an unusual name.
Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig is a delightful book. The story is a rhyming one, which I have to say is my favourite kind of story, and I think young readers will enjoy the iggity-ness of it. The illustrations are lots of fun too with each of the Jig clan having their own unique style. I especially love the kitchen scene with Mummy pig drinking a sneaky glass of wine.
Now normally this would be where I share a link to Carie at Space For the Butterflies, the wonderful host of the What We’re Reading linky, but you see dear Carie has the very best of excuses for having no time to read at the moment. She has just welcomed a new addition to her lovely family so please pop over to her blog and wish her well!