Sir Pigglesworth's First Adventure

Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series, Book 1

Children - Grade K-3rd
76 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2016
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Sir Pigglesworth’s First Adventure: The Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series, Book 1 is an adventure travel storybook for children, grades K-3, written by JoAnn Wagner and Sara Dean, and illustrated by David Darchicourt. Sir Pigglesworth was given an important mission by the Queen when he was knighted for bravery. He was charged with the task of traveling the globe to experience the different cultures and history of the peoples he would meet and the places he would see. Then, he was to share his experiences with children everywhere. His first adventure took him to London, England. Sir Pigglesworth needed to stretch and be a little active after sitting on the plane for so long, and he rushed out of the airplane and toured Heathrow Airport. There were so many things for him to see, but then he realized that he had forgotten to wait for his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Pigglesworth. Fortunately, he bumped into two very helpful adults, named Bill and JoAnn, who helped him get back up again, and made sure he was all right. Then they helped him find his parents. JoAnn gave great head scratches, instantly making her a favorite friend. When he was reunited with his parents, the three royal pigs went to tour the sights of London, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower Bridge. Best of all, Sir Pigglesworth got to see his two new friends again.

JoAnn Wagner and Sara Dean’s children’s adventure travel book for grades K-3, Sir Pigglesworth’s First Adventure: The Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series, Book 1, follows the newly knighted five-year-old Sir Pigglesworth as he begins his world tour. This young pig is brimming with curiosity and seems destined to get into all sorts of crazy situations, and it’s great fun to watch as he does exactly that. David Darchicourt’s illustrations are marvelous! Each illustration is bold and brightly colored and works quite well with the story. From Heathrow Airport to a double decker -- there’s even an action-packed view of Sir Pigglesworth navigating the heights of the London Eye, the great ferris wheel on the shore of the Thames. Wagner and Dean’s story is a perfect fit for storytime, but it’s also quite suitable for young readers to try on their own. Sir Pigglesworth’s First Adventure: The Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series, Book 1 is highly recommended.

Sarah Westmoreland

Follow the adventures of a cute little pig named Sir Pigglesworth. Sir Pigglesworth is a very adventurous little pig! While on a trip with his mother and father, the Duke and Duchess of Pigglesworth, Sir Pigglesworth gets lost in the airport. Luckily for Sir Pigglesworth, he (literally!) bumps into a very nice couple named Bill and JoAnn. Bill and Jo Ann help Sir Pigglesworth find his mom and dad. Then Sir Pigglesworth and his parents go to visit Sir Pigglesworth’s grandmother, because Sir Pigglesworth is going to stay with her for a few days. But, Sir Pigglesworth doesn’t want to stay with his grandmother; he wants to travel with his parents. So, he decides to surprise them by sneaking onto their plane. But he got on the wrong plane and got lost again. Luckily, he sees two familiar faces in the crowd: Bill and JoAnn. They’ll help him find his parents again.

Sir Pigglesworth’s First Adventure is an entertaining book that any young reader would enjoy. Through the adventures of Sir Pigglesworth, kids get to learn that traveling is a lot of fun, and that you get to see a lot of new things when you explore new places. Kids also get to learn about making friends with people who might look or act a little bit different than they do. All in all, Sir Pigglesworth’s First Adventure is a great book for any young reader, and will leave them eagerly waiting to join Sir Pigglesworth on his next escapade!

Divine Zape

Sir Pigglesworth's First Adventure is book one in the Sir Pigglesworth Adventure Series by JoAnn Wagner, a book to introduce to young readers. It’s a colorful story, accompanied by beautiful illustrations created to bring life into kids’ reading moments. What happens when a lively, bubbly, all-too-happy and pleasant Sir Pigglesworth forgets to follow orders and loses his companions? He wasn’t supposed to go with his parents to the airport in the first place, as he needed to be with his grandmother at home. Now he is having fun discovering new people, things, and shops, and a stream of consciousness mingled with his memories comes alive through his contact with the new world around him.

My five-year-old son is giving this book a huge 5-Star vote because it kept him entertained far into the night, and he still had questions after we’d finished reading it together. Whether it is the colorful illustrations or the exciting prose, there is a lot to entertain young readers in this book. The story is interesting, the kind of story that should occupy a special place in bedtime stories for kids. It will make kids dream. It is fast-paced and the scenes are well-crafted to leave readers in no doubt that the author understands her audience perfectly. Sir Pigglesworth's First Adventure is gripping and kids will love the character of the pig, whom they’d be eager to follow in his discoveries. This series surely establishes JoAnn Wagner as a master in the children's books genre.