Friday, October 6

Pug & Pig Trick or Treat (Review and Giveaway!)

Guys, I'm on a giveaway streak. So let's not end it quite yet, right? I mean, especially now that's it's the Halloween season and I have a really cute Halloween book to share today. So see below to enter the giveaway for Pug & Pig Trick or Treat!

Pug & Pig Trick or Treat
Written by Sue Lowell Gallion, illustrated by Joyce Wan

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 978-1481449779
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Date of publication: July 25, 2017
Age: 2 - 7 years
Format: ARC from publisher

Themes: Halloween, friendship, pugs, pigs, costumes

Halloween night has come to Pug and Pig’s house, and the darling duo is sporting matching costumes. The costumes are cozy. They glow in the dark. And they have masks! There’s only one problem—Pug hates wearing his. So he decides to rip it up and stay home. But Halloween just isn’t any fun for Pig without Pug! Can Pug find a way to be a good friend and get back into the Halloween spirit?

Agh, I want to pinch their proverbial cheeks, Pug and Pig are so cute. As in my review for the first Pug & Pig installment, I think it's the completely adorable illustrations that make these stories so fun. In this book, though, I admit the storyline resonated pretty heavily because...well... I don't like Halloween. Gah! There. I said it. Pug and I are on the same page (pun not intended). But whether or not you like Halloween, this story works the classic friendship angle with simple text and a straightforward story. Check it out this holiday season!

Find it at your library or on Amazon

Oh, also, you should see the resources they whipped up for this book, including a teacher's curriculum guide AND an activity kit--complete with masks, cupcake toppers, a coloring sheet, and more! Or you could just admire the kit through the eyes of a certain adorable child coloring her little heart out:

Sue Lowell Gallion is the author of Pug Meets Pig and Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat (Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books). She has two grown-up kids, one grandson, and a black lab mix named Tucker, who all provide writing inspiration. As a printer's daughter, she has a life-long love of type, paper, and the aroma of ink. She lives in Kansas City, KS. Visit Sue at, follow @SueLGallion on Twitter, and check out her kids' book recommendations at Goodreads.


One lucky winner will receive a copy of Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat! (U.S. addresses; one entry per person.)
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Open to the US only, ends 10/14/2017. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. Literary Hoots and the publisher/publicity department are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter after the contest ends. Literary Hoots reserves the right to disqualify contestants. Fraudulent activities will be monitored and will lead to exclusion. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email, otherwise, we will pick a new winner.

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  1. My favorite costume was one that I made for my oldest when he was five and wanted to be an octopus.

  2. My favorite is the dinosaur costume that I bought for my grandson last year.

  3. My daughter wanted to be a Geisha one year, had a lot of fun with that one! My youngest son last year was a dinosaur; got him an inflatable jr. one, it was so awesome!

  4. My fav costume was my sons first costume. He was a little chubby lion. It was so cute!

  5. no one favorite. I love all the little animals one.

  6. My favorite Halloween costume was when my granddaughter was 4 months old and she was dressed as a Pea in a Pod.

  7. "Using the comments field at the bottom of this blog post, tell us your favorite Halloween costume" A pirate suit I wore many years ago!