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Nanny Piggins and the wicked plan / by R.A. Spratt ; illustrated by Dan Santat.

By: Spratt, R. A.
Contributor(s): Santat, Dan [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013]Copyright date: ©2013Edition: 1st U.S. paperback edition.Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316199223 (paperback).Subject(s): Nannies -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Swine -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: 813.6 Summary: When Mr. Green announces his diabolical plan to remarry, his children are horrified at the thought of losing their beloved Nanny Piggins.
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The world's most fabulous nanny pig is back in this side-splitting sequel to The Adventures of Nanny Piggins!

When Mr. Green announces his diabolical plan-he has decided to get married-his children are horrified. Because if he finds a wife, he'll get fire their beloved nanny. Breakfast without chocolate? Never! Someone must stop him, and Nanny Piggins is just the pig to do it!

R.A. Spratt's delightfully funny follow-up to her award-winning debut is chock-full of surprising adventures for the feisty Nanny Piggins and the adorable children, from being blasted out of a cannon with an arrogant armadillo to dueling a Gypsy Queen over a pit of fire. Dan Santat is back again with his quirky and wonderfully charming illustrations that capture the fun and high-flying spirit of these hilarious stories.

When Mr. Green announces his diabolical plan to remarry, his children are horrified at the thought of losing their beloved Nanny Piggins.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Nanny Piggins is back, and the Green children are in for even zanier adventures this second time around. With the threat of their widowed father trying to find a new wife who will babysit his kids and keep his house clean for free, the porker and her charges have to come up with ways to prevent him from carrying out his wicked plot. To make things more interesting and complex, they encounter an armadillo that challenges Nanny's record for flying out of a cannon; lots of people wanting Nanny's tasty, healing cake; and lots more high jinks filled with chocolate. Although each chapter is a story in itself, together they create an amazing world. The humorous plot is well developed and entertaining. The charming, full-page illustrations complement the narrative well. Chapter titles such as "Nanny Piggins and the Tunnel to China" and "The Duel at Dead Man's Gorge" are great teasers for keeping readers turning the pages. Reluctant and avid readers alike will get caught up in the adventures in this "Mary Poppins"-esque series for a new generation.-Kira Moody, Whitmore Library, Murray, UT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Nanny Piggins returns and more hilarity ensues. Nanny takes care of Derrick, Samantha, and Michael Green, all of whom spend much of their time avoiding the boorish and parsimonious Mr. Green. That's not always possible here because he is looking for a wife, an endeavor that must be thwarted at all costs. But that's not Nanny's only task. She has to dig a hole to China, get blown out of cannon, and report for jury duty. Somehow all of these adventures are smeared with plenty of chocolate, Nanny's favorite food. As in Nanny's introduction, The Adventures of Nanny Piggins (Booklist's 2010 Top of the List choice for youth fiction), the action is nonstop and the silliness never ending, though there are words of wisdom here as well: Schools are cruel, illogical, and unfair. But the thing is, life is cruel, illogical, and unfair. That is why the education system works so well . . . better to disappoint children when they're young. As much fun for reading aloud as reading alone.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

If Amelia Bedelia and Mary Poppins raised a piglet, Nanny Piggins...could surely beat that pig in a cake-eating contest. Australia's favorite porcine childcare worker returns in a new collection of adventures sure to entertain and possibly inspire envy in readers who'll wish she were their nanny. In the first tale, Nanny Piggins, former circus performer and abject worshipper of cake, and her charges, the three Green children (not to mention Nanny's brother, the dancing bear Boris), thwart the wicked plan of Mr. Green, penny-pinching tax attorney and father of the kids, to find a wife who'll do Nanny's job for free. Nanny does jury duty, and the jurors fall so deeply in love with her baking they conspire to lengthen the trial by never agreeing. She turns a game of pirates into a tunnel to China (to sample authentic Chinese food) only to end up breaking into a men's prison...even that doesn't end where one would expect. She fends off egotistical armadillos, gypsy queens and Buzzy Bee cookie salesgirls while making sure the children don't spend too much time in school. Santat's energetic, expressive and silly line drawings are the delectable icing on this confection. Feisty, funny Nanny Piggins and her adoring charges will charm readers and listeners stateside, who'll be overjoyed there are five additional volumes already out Down Under. (Humor. 7-10)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.