Friday, December 11, 2015

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by: R.A. Spratt

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins was first published in the United States in 2010.  I recently heard of the wonderful Nanny Piggins and I couldn't wait to read R.A. Spratt's first book in the series.  Yes, it is a series and I'm excited to read more of Nanny Piggins and the lucky Green children that have her as their nanny.

Mr. Green is a very busy attorney and when a nanny is needed for his children he hires the first one who applies, one who used to be a circus pig.  Not just any circus pig, but a world famous pig that was shot out of a cannon each night at the circus.  She is a pig who loves everything sweet, especially chocolate.  She doesn't think homework, or even school, is important.  Nanny Piggins believes that she can teach the children more important things than math!

The three children and Nanny have many wonderful adventures by just doing things that we all have done.  For instance, going to the beach and renting a sail boat.  Sounds like a nice and somewhat safe adventure...until your Nanny decides to sail to China and you end up lost in a storm saved by Korean fishermen!  Or when your Nanny decides to enter a pie baking contest.  She bakes a pie and then has to eat it to make sure it is good enough to enter the contest.  Then you are all up all night baking and eating pies because each pie is so delicious.  Will there be a pie that can be entered in the contest?  And what would you do when a circus bear shows up on your doorstep?  Of course you let him move into the house with you!  Will Mr. Green ever see this bear?

This was a great story, I couldn't put it down as I couldn't wait to read what would happen next with Nanny and the children.  I look forward to reading the other books in this series and I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of this book soon.

Happy Daily Reading

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