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Patty, Prissy, and Pablo Pig are entering a poster contest. They hope to win first prize, which will give them enough money to buy a nice home and move from their current residence, the dusty pig pen in the middle of Piggsburg.


While painting purple petunias on their poster, they hear the approach of their never-ending foe, the wolf Lester Lobo. When they were just piglets, Lester's parents ate their parents. The community helped raise the orphaned three pigs.

As Lester walks along the road to Piggsburg, he sings a song letting Patty, Prissy, and Pablo know they will be the main course of his lunch, accompanied by sweet potatoes, apple sauce, and punch.

Now terrified, Prissy and Pablo each decide to build a house as protection from Lester. Patty, however, is tired of the constant menace Lester poses and uses her Problem Solving Matrix to discover a method to stop Lester from ever again threatening her siblings and herself.

When her higher order thinking skills provide an effective solution, Patty gives the credit to the excellent education she has received. Friends of the pigs hail her as a genius and want also to become intelligent. Establishing a school, The University of Piggsburg, becomes the goal for the community. Winning the poster contest is now emphasized.

The Pig Tales volumes, created national award-winning educator Lee Gabor, are designed to teach 3rd and 4th grade students various language arts skills through the use of fun characters.

 

 

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Patty, Prissy, and Pablo Pig have entered their poster into the annual contest. If they win first prize, they will have enough money to buy a house and move from the dusty pig pen in Piggsburg. Patty Pig wants the home to double as the University of Piggsburg where friends can learn language arts and a little math.

All of the Pig Tales volumes are designed to teach 3rd and 4th graders language arts skills. In addition, Patty represents left brain logical thinking while Prissy is more of a right-brain creative thinker. Pablo represents the "alligator brain" - eating and sleeping are his main activities.

Pablo drives his sisters Patty and Prissy in the pigmobile to Duck's Landing. Prissy Pig is very upset upon arriving to learn that many posters have been disqualified from the contest because rules were not followed. She is both sad and empathetic with others at the same time she is happy the competition is being eliminated.

Hubo the Duck requires each of the three potential winners to offer a one word description of the poster. Patty selects the word homophone and then, when she sees the audience doesn't understand her thinking, she changes to the word alliteration. The audience now understands.

Hubo and his friends Jerry the Jackal and Chicapoo the Cheetah decide on the winner, selecting between the pig's entry and those of Ollie Owl and Crandall Crane.

The pigs win and buy their new home. Patty is anxious to purchase items for the school and Prissy decides to paint purple petunias everywhere. Pablo doesn't seem to be that interested in more school.

 

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Patty, Prissy, and Pablo Pig entered a poster into a contest and won enough money to buy a house and move from the dusty pig pen in the middle of Piggsburg. Patty insisted they use the study in the new home as a schoolroom for the new University of Piggsburg, which will teach higher order critical thinking to all their friends.

Patty budgeted well. After purchasing the house, furniture, and appliances, the pigs had enough money remaining to buy electronic equipment for the school and to build atop the home a cupola which will hold the new school bell.

UPS delivers the SMART board to the front door and Patty and Pablo will move it into the schoolroom. Before doing so, Patty reflects on past experiences. She is very proud of her Problem Solving Matrix, which directly relates to her ability with left-brain thinking. She also is thrilled that the idea of the school came about because Eddie Elephant has had such a problem learning the concept of Cause and Effect. Patty hopes having a formal learning environment will help the humongous elephant who makes humongous messes to finally comprehend Cause and Effect.

Patty and Pablo take the new interactive board into the study, which is now the classroom, and put it together. They decide a party is needed and as Pablo leaves to obtain avocados for Patty's guacamole, Prissy comes in. She represents the right brain lobe and is always ready to party.

Patty downloads lessons from the Internet that can be used on the board and Prissy asks to receive the first one. Although most lessons will be on language arts concepts, there will be a few on math and science. Prissy does well as she learns how to calculate perimeter. Their robotic "Perry the
Bad, Mad, Sad, Dog" will teach this concept at the university.

As Vol. 3 ends, Patty is beginning to use her Problem Solving Matrix to come up with ideas to make the upcoming party special.

 

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Patty, Prissy, and Pablo Pig have moved from the dusty pig pen in the middle of Piggsburg into their beautiful new home, which will double as a school. Patty is excited about classes in The University of Piggsburg and wants to hear the new school bell that hangs from the recently built cupola atop their house.

Prissy Pig was totally against adding the belfry until Patty suggested her sister could plant purple petunias near the bell. Prissy loves purple petunias more than anything other than eating.

Instead of having two parties, the pigs plan one party to serve two purposes. They will celebrate the birthday of Lester Lobo The Wolf, who has now become a vegetarian, and they will acknowledge the new school when Eduardo Eagle rings the recently hung bell.

Polly Parrot has been instructed to deliver the pink invitations to all their friends in the town and nearby forest. Unfortunately, Prissy Pig forgot to tell Patty Pig to let Polly know that Xavier the Porcupine is not to be invited.

Xavier is thrilled about attending and writes one of his mean-spirited limericks in order to upset Prissy. They have been in a feud for years. When Xavier shows up for the party and reads his limerick, Prissy decides to get even by preparing a special treat for him.

The humongous Eddie Elephant attends and, as usual, makes a humongous mess.

The party is a great success and instructors of language arts concepts finally see the new school room.

As the story ends, Party reminds everyone to come back before Sunday night to pick up their Fall Semester catalogs that list all the classes available. Registration for classes will be on Monday.

The Pig Tales volumes are created by a national award-winning educator and are designed to teach 3rd and 4th grade students various language arts skills through the use of fun characters.

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