Teach This Lesson
Ask children if they have ever heard pigs described as crazy. Then ask if children think this book will be serious or funny. Why? Have children look at the cover and brainstorm other ways the illustrator could have drawn the pigs to show that they are crazy.
Have children review some of the crazy things the pigs did. Ask: Do you think the Fensters had good reasons to tell the pigs to leave their farm? Why or why not? Then have children discuss what their favorite scene in the book was and explain why.