Posted by Venus on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Labels: picture book review
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Slop is a traditional pig dish that Piggie just looovvveess. Gerald thinks it looks disgusting. So when Piggie offers him a bite, Gerald just knows he isn't going to like it.
This is the first Piggie and Elephant book that I wasn't too keen on. I desperately wanted Gerald to think it looked disgusting, but then once he tried it, he discovered that it actually tasted great. This would have been a great message to send to kids as they often encounter strange foods that they aren't sure they will like, but can in fact be yummy. Another reviewer also pointed out that for kids from foreign countries who eat foods that aren't "regular" American fare, they are especially sensitive to eating foods that other kids would consider smelly and/or strange. The message in this tale is that even though Gerald knows he won't like the food, he tries it anyway because Piggie is his friend and that is the nice to do. This is wonderful, but it just didn't go far enough for me.