CHESTER THE WORLDLY PIG
New York : Houghton Mifflin,
IL K-3 RL 3.7
is a pig that doesn't want to be an ordinary pig that grows up to become
someone's sausage at the breakfast table. He wants to be a star!
What better place to become a star, than at the circus. The only
problem is that Chester doesn't have an act. Chester sees a circus
poster that has a seal bouncing a ball on its nose. This gives him
an idea! He decides that his flat snout would be perfect for balancing.
So he practices and practices until finally he is able to balance his whole
body on top of a fence post. (Show the cover.) After walking
the railroad tracks following the circus train he is able to show off his
talent, and sure enough he is asked to join the circus. His dream
seems to be coming true. He gets to ride at the head of the grand
parade, on a magnificent white stallion in the big top. Unfortunately,
this dream turns into a nightmare. Chester finds out he must perform
with five ferocious tigers! When he faints at the sight of them he
gets carried off stage and dressed as a baby to be put in the clown act.
Chester just can't handle this. He escapes off the train and winds
up being chased by a bear, and in the hands of three very hungry hobos.
Find out how Chester does indeed become a “worldly pig” and become famous
after all. (Lorie Green. Library Media Specialist, Manor Hill Elementary,
Liberty, MO firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pigs -- Fiction
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