Edward Gets Messy

Illustrated by Olga Stern
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About The Book

A very particular little pig discovers the joys that come with getting messy in this sweet and silly debut picture book.

Edward the pig never pets friendly dogs on the street. He never, ever eats food that spills or splatters. And he never, ever, EVER uses markers or glue sticks or paint. They are just too messy.

But what happens when—GLOOP!—a big tub of paint falls on Edward’s perfectly neat little head? Well, it might just turn out that getting messy has its upsides, too.

After all, even particular pigs can clean up afterward.

About The Author

Photograph by Michael Bialaszewski.

Rita Meade is public librarian who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Rita is contributing editor for BookRiot.com and also hosts the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly bookish advice show. She and/or her writing have appeared in various places, including American Libraries Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Village Voice, The Atlantic Wire, The Hairpin, and more. Rita also reviews children’s books for School Library Journal, occasionally writes about library-related things on her blog Screwy Decimal, and even less occasionally sings with a librarian band, Lost in the Stacks. You can find her on Twitter at @ScrewyDecimal.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 2016)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481437776
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD540L

Awards and Honors

  • The Anna Dewdney Read Together Award

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