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Benny's Had Enough!

by Barbro Lindgren
Illustrated by Olof Landström
Translated by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard, from the Swedish

Published by R & S Books, 1999
32 pages
ISBN: 91-29-64563-8

Ages 4 - 7

Benny, perhaps the most child-like pig who's ever graced a picture book, gets fed up when his mother's cleaning interferes with his playtime. First she irritates him by straightening his toys, then she has the nerve to try to bathe him, and finally she really angers him by insisting on washing his stuffed toy, Little Piggy. Surely Benny could find a better place to live if one of his neighbors would be willing to take him in. When he sets out to find a new home, he quickly realizes that his own home is really the best place for him, and his mother welcomes him back with open hooves. This amusing picture book about parent/child conflict will appeal to adults as well as to children who will no doubt identify strongly with Benny. CCBC categories: Picture Books for Older Children (KTH; Jan 24) ©1999 Cooperative Children's Book Center

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