by JoAnn Wagner
I am really loving the Sir Pigglesworth series so far! These are wonderful children’s books that also help teach the reader about different locations around the world. This one – book 3 – is all about New York City. I love NYC! I lived for a number of years in New Jersey, just a 30 minute train ride from the Big Apple and I have some very fond memories of my time spent there.
It was also very fun reading about Sir Pigglesworth’s time there.
The City That Never Sleeps is in for a Rude Awakening!
1st Place Winner in the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in Children’s Chapter Book category.
The lovable master of mischief and mayhem takes on the Big Apple in this latest chapter of his adventure series. Our rambunctious hero doesn’t fail to entertain us and teach us valuable life lessions as he takes us on an educational tour of New York City that will make you laugh and cry.
When we left Sir Pigglesworth, he was in Vancouver, BC, Canada with his friend, JoAnn, trying to find his mom and dad. But when he finally had them in his sight, he was unable to catch up with them in time. They were already on their way to another city.
But all was not lost! Our hoofed hero never gave up and finally found a clue that had him and JoAnn following the trail of the royal parents to New York City.
Will he find them there?
About the Author
The “Sir Pigglesworth’s Adventure Series” was born when JoAnn’s church gave out a flying pig stress ball for the congregation to take around over the summer and post pictures on Facebook.
Everywhere she went people smiled and laughed, and were excited to have their picture taken with Sir Pigglesworth, as she dubbed the pig. The idea blossomed until it became clear that Sir Pigglesworth’s adventures needed to be shared with children around the world.
JoAnn does book readings at schools, libraries and churches. Since kids like to get ‘stuff’, JoAnn gives them custom made Sir Pigglesworth bookmarks that are written in English on one side and Spanish on the other, and “I Love to Read” stickers.
Sir Pigglesworth’s Adventures in New York City: The Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series, Book 3 is an educational adventure storybook for children, grades K-3, written by JoAnn Wagner and Sara Dean, and illustrated by David Darchicourt. When Sir Pigglesworth and JoAnn were in Vancouver, they realized that they’d have to follow the Duke and Duchess of Pigglesworth to New York City in order to reunite Sir Pigglesworth with his parents. Luckily for the plucky piglet, it was just before Thanksgiving, and he’d get to see the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Little did he or JoAnn know, however, that he’d actually play a major role in the parade himself! New York City is a special place during the Christmas season, and the two friends have a blast taking a spin around the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink, taking a ferry to Ellis Island, exploring the world’s best toy store, and remembering the fallen at the 911 Museum.
JoAnn Wagner and Sara Dean’s educational adventure storybook for children, Sir Pigglesworth’s Adventures in New York City, is festive and bright at times, and at other times injects a more serious note as they visit the 911 Museum and Ellis Island. Seeing Sir Pigglesworth transformed into one of the parade floats is priceless, and the exploits this rascally little pig gets up to are endlessly creative and funny. David Darchicourt’s illustrations are colorful and work so well with the story. He adds so much dimension to Sir Pigglesworth’s character with the wide range of facial expressions he gives the young pig. Sir Pigglesworth’s Adventures in New York City: The Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series, Book 3 gives young readers a marvelous tour of the city courtesy of their royal emissary, Sir Pigglesworth, and it’s most highly recommended.–Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite