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Let's say it at the start - the wild boars are NOT pleasant. In fact, we can all agree there's no such thing as a nice wild boar. They make rude smells, they wantonly destroy your things, they tusk you if you do anything nice for them, they throw massive tantrums - and then they laugh when they blame it all on you.And these are the main characters of this book, so if you or your child is incapable of understanding that *depicting* bad behavior is not the same thing as *endorsing* bad behavior, w...
Wow. I do not understand what the purpose of this book was. Is it maybe to teach manners? Doing it in a reverse way though doesn't seem helpful. All we see is how rude, nasty, and mean these four wild boars are. Even the baby who leaves a steamy pile of poo. Is this telling us that no matter what there are some children who will always be BAD? Skip this one.
The wild boars are nasty, disgusting, and rude. I actually thought the book was pretty fun and quirky until the last page, on which was depicted a pile of poop. Frankly, I found that offensive, and it ruined an otherwise enjoyable book for my son and me.I was doubly disappointed since I liked the sequel, Wild Boars Cook, quite a lot.
Very naughty pigs display horrible manners. Regrettably, there doesn't seem to be a moral to this.
This one doesn't hold up. And we love a good poop or fart joke. The message of "don't waste your time being nice to them because of their behavior" is too strong. Obviously, the book intends to draw comparisons between the wild boars' behavior and "rude" children. For the target age group, however, this attitude and message seem extremely unhelpful. Kids do well when they can.There may be a place for a more nuanced "don't cast your pearls before swine" (pun intended, always) message for kids, bu...
The funniest book I have ever read, I was crying with laughter trying to catch my breath. It tells the story of naughty wild boars causing trouble, and that they're beyond help. Would definitely recommend, children can laugh at the bad behaviour but also know not to copy it. The boars are so naughty, that "no one loves them".
Talking to my 22 year old and asking him if he remembers the book about the burping, pooping and farting pigs that we read many years ago - and he says "Three Wild Boars" which jogged my memory. I couldn't remember the title, but I do remember the kids laughing and enjoying that one. Putting it here because I want to remember it.
There seemed to be no moral to this story, I tried to think outside the box but I am still left with only a message of naughty manners and cruel creatures. A tad disappointed with this. It’s the first children’s book I’ve read that I would truly not recommend personally.
Though they may look cute in their little outfits, wild boars make terrible playmates, and even worse houseguests. Cute story, great illustrations, and NO - there's no moral, BUT there is plenty of gross stuff that kids love. That makes this one a win/win in my book.
Kids will get a hoot from these wild boars in school. This one is in the same category as DAVID GOES TO SCHOOL and HOW DO DINOSAURS GO TO SCHOOL?
Rather unsavory, in my opinion. Kids did not find it amusing and I certainly didn't.
I picked up this book on a whim. I'd never heard of it before, and I'm not sure why. This is easily as engaging and entertaining to the picture book crowd as Don't Let The Pigeon Ride the Bus, I'd Really Like to Eat A Child, and Green Eggs and Ham.The book can be read simply as a silly tale, or it can be used to guide and direct behavior. As we see the wild boars exhibiting enormous social faux pas, young children can relate and see why you wouldn't want to be around someone behaving as they do....
I haven't read Walter the Farting Dog, but I can assume it might run along the same grossness as the wild boars books. Read this and Wild Boars Cook during a "manners" preschool story time (teaching by negative example.) They were a lot of fun and I think the kids got a kick out of them. I was a little appalled at the nastiness (farting & poop,) but it's good to share some real stinky, bad-manneredness after seeing so many cutesy books for kids. My favorite part was in the middle of the book whe...
A refreshing break for both parents and kids from cute, sunshiny morality tales......a book like this provides an important contrast to gentler stories and is a most excellent way to generate discussion, appealing to both parents and kids alike with the humourous and rather crude subject matter. I think all of us have a bit of "wild boar" in us somewhere (whether we admitt it or not)......this book is another reminder of why we, for the most part, keep the unpleasant beast on a very short leash....
Read by: MaryTitle: Meet Wild BoarsAuthor: Meg RosoffIllustrator: Sophie BlackallGenre: HumorInterest Level: K-2Grade level Equivalent: 1.8Lexile Measure®: 850LGuided Reading: J This is a humorous story about three naughty, rude will boars. It tells of how even when other characters are nice to the boars, they will still be horrible back. This is a cute story that will be easy for independent readers. The pictures are as engaging for emergent readers as well. This is a good read aloud for fun an...
I first read this book when I was a bookseller and seem to remember absolutely loving it and being thoroughly amused by it. Then about a year or so ago I saw it as a bargain book at a local bookstore and immediately told my husband I had to buy it. I brought it home, read it and somehow it just didn't live up to how I remembered it. I can't remember what in the storyline disappointed me... maybe it's time to pick it up again. I do remember that I love the illustrations!
This is about four wild boars who were named Boris, Morris, Horace, and Doris. They were all mean and bad in their own way. They would tear up the house, soak in the toilet, be passing gas for fun. They did everything a boar would do but these children which they could do something right like sleep in bed with pajamas on or take a bathe. They realized that, it would never happen.
Those naughty wild boars! They are so unpleasant and ill-mannered, which is precisely why this book was such a hit with my three year old son, who repeatedly requested this book on several nights. It's also fun to read aloud and it gave me a great opportunity to weave questions/talk to him about bad behavior as I read the story to him. Recommended.
I think I know more than a few children who behave like the wild boars in these pages.However, wild pigs in the US simply can't catch a break, and similarly have few friends, and stories like this don't exactly cultivate sympathy. A bit like the negative way wolves are characterized in children's stories.
A rather charming warning of just how awful wild boars can be. Four boars a introduced and then the author cheekily suggests they come visit you at your house. Their behavior at your house is atrocious! But this is a cautionary tale, so if you ever do in fact come across a wild boar, you won't been surprised.Great illustrations.
Great fun for both my daughter and my husband--their favorite books are about "baddies" like these rude, messy, inconsiderate boars, who are all named to add to their realism. Follow up about taking a bath is just as much fun.
Super funny story about some very badly behaved boars. Lots of awesome vocabulary, and really silly illustrations.Would be great for a readaloud for older groups. They're sure to get a laugh out of the stinkiness.
I am not sure what the purpose of this book but I am going to guess that it is to show kids that being , rude, smelly and noisy like wild boars, they can see the errors in their bad behavior and shape up? Not sure! Interesting concept and it has some comical moments!
Picture book by great YA author. Come on, wild boars - no one could pass that up!
Another book about manners-- I love the illustrations!
Outstanding child's book! It made me snort snort snort with laughter.
Seemed like it would be aimed at teaching kids manners but never really says how the boars act is not right.
Silly story about some very rude wild boars. Great jumping point for discussion on very rude children, as if they exist...
Loved it! Just the kind of slightly gross, sarcastic humor that I like!
This is my favorite picture book of the moment. It's a welcome departure from all of the cutesie children's books out there.