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Virginia Vincent Folsum better known as Ginger is a very elegant lady An accomplished pianist socially active and what style You are what you wear is her motto But Ginger's greates. This is a very amusing story even though I thought the ending was a bit weak It s the story of a pet pig who takes over for her person when her person a music teacher who loves her elegant clothes goes away and the housepig sitter doesn t show up The language used is lilting and lovely The illustrations are colorful and fun The humor is droll and the book is entertaining There were several pages where I felt gleeful as I read Perhaps Petunia the pig should have gotten top billing in the title of this bookThis author uses a lot of real life events for her books Apparently she really knows a Ginger with a pet pig named Petunia but the real life Petunia has never worn Ginger s clothes and impersonated her

Review ¶ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Patricia Polacco

Ginger and Petunia

Oses as Ginger and conducts business as usual with no one the wiser Hilarity ensues as Petunia becomes the toast of the town proving Ginger's motto that you really are what you wea. Although all the silliness in this picture book is simply too much for my own personal tastes young readers find the exaggerated tale of a woman and her beloved pig a hoot The story revolves around Virginia Vincent Folsum affectionately known as Ginger and how her pet pig Petunia impersonates her while she s out of town A talented pianist who now gives piano lesson to youngsters Ginger is in high demand When arrangements for Petunia s care fall apart unbeknownst to Ginger Petunia takes matters in her own hands even purchasing groceries and attending various public functions The illustrations created with pencils and markers are deliciously humorous as Petunia looks a great deal like her mentor as she dons her gowns and puts on her makeup As the story unfolds Petunia becomes increasingly distraught because her schedule precludes relaxing in a mud bath one of her favorite activities The illustrations capture her feelings perfectly and will certainly make readers smile My favorite illustration features Petunia and the governor tangoing right into the fountain of chocolate mousse Certainly this is a good title for sharing with others with its appeal only heightened by the fact that Polacco has based the story on a musician friend of hers

Patricia Polacco Ñ 9 Summary

T passion is her pet pig Petunia whom she pampers endlessly When Ginger is called out of town for a performance Petunia is left on her own Donning Ginger's stunning gowns Petunia p. Update I read this again March 9 2015 Yesterday I borrowed this book from the library again When I took it out to my children who were waiting in the car with my husband I showed them the cover and all three of them yelled to have it first They remembered it a year later This was especially impressive in my five year old who claims she can t remember anythingWe read it again soon after coming home and my five year old is asking for it again this afternoon She loves the story the art and the drama Petunia is a wonderfully dramatic and devoted pig If you read this make sure to give her a lot of flair It s who she isFeb 7 2014 I have a new favorite children s picture book Petunia and Ginger are uite the pair My husband and I were laughing out loud as the story developed Usually he listens politely as I read to the children This time we were both laughing too hard to turn the page Well done Ms Polacco I m going to be on the lookout for this book on my next bookstore visit


10 thoughts on “Ginger and Petunia

  1. says:

    When accomplished pianist and fashionable lady about town Virginia Vincent Folsum known to her friends as Ginger must leave

  2. says:

    This is a very amusing story even though I thought the ending was a bit weak It’s the story of a pet pig who takes over for her person when her person a music teacher who loves her elegant clothes goes away and the housepig sitter doesn’t show up The language used is lilting and lovely The illustrations are colorful and fun The humor is droll and the book is entertaining There were several pages where I felt gleeful as I read Perhaps P

  3. says:

    An amusing story about Ginger an eccentric fashionable and warm hearted musical artist and her pampered pig Petunia When Ginger is called away urgently to London for a performance she coordinates with an agency t

  4. says:

    Update I read this again March 9 2015 Yesterday I borrowed this book from the library again When I took it out to my children who were waiting in the car with my husband I showed them the cover and all three of them yelled to have it first Th

  5. says:

    I thought this story was going to be stupid but I got sucked right into it and enjoyed it very much As Petunia becomes mud deprived and her behavior deteriorates she nevertheless ends up saving the day A very clever humorous story

  6. says:

    This book is very sweet and cute because when Petunia was alone she was so funny because she did everything the lady Ginger was going to do My favorite part of this book was when Ginger came home and the two best friends were back together

  7. says:

    I think this book is a little weird and very funny I mean a person has a giant pig living under the stairs Ginger makes cookies and blankets all for a pig But I did enjoy the funniness it had I think younger kids would enjoy this book Although I did think it was a little complicated to follow along with

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    Personal ReactionI wasn’t exposed to much of Patricia Polacco’s work as a young child but I know I would have enjoyed this as a young child Ginger and Petunia is an excellent book bringing something new to the table on every page Ginger’s pig Petunia pretends to be Ginger herself dressing up in Ginger’s clothes putting on Ginger’s m

  9. says:

    Although all the silliness in this picture book is simply too much for my own personal tastes young readers find the exaggerated tale of a woman and her beloved pig a hoot The story revolves around Virginia Vincent Folsum affectionately known as Ginger and how her pet pig Petunia impersonates her while she's o

  10. says:

    Elegant Virgina Vincent Folsum lives in an eually elegant home in an exclusive neighborhood She drives a snazzy red sports car is a wine aficionado gourmet cook and uite the clothes horse Her motto is You are what you wear Ginger as she is affectionately known is also an accomplished pianist who trains young piano proteges in her home Ginge