It’s a sunny Monday in our part of the world; what a great start to another week. This week marks the kid’s last week as a two-year old, and so in the week leading up to his birthday, I will be spotlighting his favorite things à la Oprah. Unlike Oprah, I won’t be giving away a bazillion and one things to all NKT readers, but I will be hosting some exciting giveaways and downloads—fun toys and goodies that have made our lives a little sunnier.
One of the kid’s favorite authors, Sandra Boynton recently released a fun new book, Perfect Piggies. If you love Boynton’s books as much as we do, then I’m sure you’re familiar with classics like Moo, Baa, La La La and Barnyard Dance. Many of her books have a sing-song appeal that’s catchy and memorable, just like this instant classic.
“We are all perfect piggies and we know what we need. It’s really very simple, very simple indeed: a troughful of food, a place in the sun, and a little bit of comfort when the day is done.”
Perfect Piggies, a simple celebration of being unique, echoes the same, fun rhythm and rhyme that Boynton on Board books are well known for, but better yet, this one has a downloadable song that goes along with it.
The Perfect Piggies song is sung in a cappella, and has a sweet swing to it. It’s catchy enough to induce some toe-tapping, finger-snapping and definitely kid-dancing. The song reminds me so much of one of my favorite groups, Straight No Chaser, an a cappella group that’s been known to make people laugh and swoon with their fabulous performances. And no doubt, the Perfect Piggies song and book make us swoon just as much, if not more.
Want to check out the song for your crew? Download the Perfect Piggies song for free here. Oooh, and there’s more, since we’re in party mode, have your own Perfect Piggies themed party, too! Download some activity and craft sheets, a party poster and even the song sheet, and throw yourselves a party that’s perfect for all piggies and kids alike.
Perfect Piggies is published by Workman Publishing and retails for $6.95. The song can be downloaded for free online, and the book is available in bookstores now.