If you can’t beat ’em join ’em: The Swine Snafu

Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

The Swine SnafuAuthor: John Bianchi
Illustrator: John Bianchi
Published: 1988 Bungalo Books
ISBN: 0921285124

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Who hasn’t wondered whether, perhaps, their children were switched at birth with some diametrically opposite family you just can’t understand? Er.. or is that just me?

This hilarious story of families forced into friendship serves the healthy message “Just because we’re different doesn’t mean we can’t be friends” — but what we love most are the guaranteed laughs it gets time after time after time.


Comment by Lisa Jones

April 23, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

A funny unconventional book about a situational comedy between pigs, this book definitely appealed to my sense of humor. I thought it was quite interesting the way the hosts casually developed the discussion through the sharing of their own experiences with their children. I found the story between the two pig families who become neighbors in an eventful twist of fate. The Wild Boars are lovers of life. They blast their music, play baseball, and let their lawn grow over, among other things. The other pig family is straight laced, by the book and quite predictable, as well as conservative. As coincidence would have it, both families get pregnant and the hospital inadvertedly switches the liter of piglets by accident. The wild boars get the straight laced babies, while the straight laced family gets a liter of wild boars to contend with. This book seems quite hilarious. I could tell from the genuiness of the hosts banter it is indeed a must read! I love books that challenge us to become more tolerable of people who not only look different, but think differently as well. Stories told through humor become less preachy and encapsulate the attention of young unsuspecting minds.

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