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  Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Gruntly is a pig and he is also a hog. He won't share, and if there's anything to have, he wants to have it all to himself. When he reads a notice touting a treasure hunt at the park, Gruntly is beside himself. Gold! Diamonds! For him! Gruntly is ready. The assembled animals will be given three clues, and each leads to the next. Greedily, Gruntly doesn't even listen to the first clue, which leads him to fall into the sea. He comes upon the second clue, but he skips the last word, which is why he finds himself looking under a bird's wing instead of a swing. By the time he finds the treasure (it's under a log, not a hog), his friends have already found the goods: trail mix. No gold? Well, trail mix is yummy. Gruntly locates his own snack bag, but he's gobsmacked by the realization that none of his friends had touched it. Or taken it. Or snatched it . . . Or HOGGED it. Yes, finally, Gruntly shared. The winning duo Lester and Munsinger have done it again. The snappy text is laugh-aloud funny and incorporates a message that the intended audience often needs to hear. Munsinger's animal pals are as expressive as ever just the looks on the faces of Gruntly and friends tell kids all they need to know about caring and sharing. Message accomplished delightfully!--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

(Picture book. 4-8) ]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
A book about sharing for one and all! Gruntly is a hog--a ball hog, a snack hog, a treasure hog! He doesn't share his toys with his pals and, in fact, helps himself to theirs! And when Gruntly finds out about Saturday's treasure hunt, he can't wait for the first clue so that he may be the one to find the treasure and keep it . . . all for himself. From the delightful duo that created Tacky the Penguin and Hooway for Wodney Wat, Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger deliver another playful and delightfully illustrated tale about the dangers of going hog-wild and show, in the end, that sharing just might have its own rewards!
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