Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mr. Pig LIVE… with MILK!



Cue the music...
in 5… 4… 3… 2... 1!

We're BACK folks, and we're LIVE with our first Mr. Pig LIVE! episode of the 2016-2017 season!

I'm your dapper host, Mr. Pig. And today, we'll be talking to someone very special. The crème de la crème of guests, you might say. We've been keeping the lid on it all summer, lest we spoil the surprise.

Please put your hands together for. . . MILK!


Milk is the star of the funniest, punniest picture book of the back-to-school season: MILK GOES TO SCHOOL by Terry Border (author of Peanut Butter & Cupcake).

MP: Welcome, dear. And what a sweet little hair bow you're wearing. Please sit down and make yourself comfortable. Shall I call you Milk? What's your full name?
M: Milkificent Butterfat. But Milk is fine.

MP: What one word best describes you?

MP: Quite so. Do you have a belly button?
M: No, but I do have a UPC code on my bottom.

MP: What is the best thing about being you?
M:  I have a dad who thinks I’m la crème de la crème!

MP: What is the worst thing about being you?
M: I can’t go out when it’s hot.

MP: If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring?
M: A tub of ice to sit in.

MP: Wise choice. What is your idea of the perfect day?
M: Playing with my new friends from school. Even Waffle and Egg.

MP: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
M: To get along with everybody all the time and have people love me. And I’d like to run really, really fast.

MP: What are you reading right now?
M: Charlie and the Chocolate Milk Factory

MP: What is your favorite word?

MP: What is you least favorite word?
M: Spoiled!

MP: What is your favorite sound?
M: My friends saying, “hello!”

MP:  What is your least favorite sound?
M: Farts! Some kids do those all the time (and one time our teacher did too! hahaha!).

MP: Share one thing that most of our readers don’t know about you.
M: I’m really nice.

MP: If you could dine with three characters from other books, who would they be?
M: That little guy who saves the trees in that one book. Humpty Dumpty, ‘cause maybe he’s a nicer egg than the one in our class. And Madeline, because she lives with all of her friends, but I would miss Mom and Dad.

MP: What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
M: Some dry cereal.

MP: What is your most embarrassing moment?
M: That one time when I spilled myself of course. At school!

MP: What is your pet peeve?
M: I don’t have one yet, but my mom said I could have a gummy bear if I keep his cage clean.

MP: What was it like working with Terry Border?
M: Who?

MP: Never mind, dear. That's all the time we have for today. While we roll the credits, you can follow me to the kitchen, where our caterer Nina -- from Mamabelly's Lunches with Love -- has whipped up a delicious Literary Lunch in your honor!


Milk Goes To School
by Terry Border
(Philomel 2016)
ISBN: 978-0399176197

"A quirky read-aloud with offbeat humor and fun images that young readers will appreciate. A good choice to address the challenges of making new friends at school."—School Library Journal

"Border's witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment." —Publishers Weekly

Terry Border ( is the author of Milk Goes to School, Happy Birthday, Cupcake! and Peanut Butter & Cupcake. He is also the mastermind behind the Bent Objects project, which has been lauded in media all over the world, spawning books (such as this one), calendars, greeting cards and puzzles. He lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana. Follow him on Twitter @TerryBorder.



Milk is ready for the first day of school. She even has a special new backpack. But making friends is not as easy as she thought. Will she make friends on the first day?

Nina from Mamabelly packed the perfect lunch for the first day of school: 
  • new pancake friends
  • a new egg and a new carrot friend
  • a school house pepperoni sandwich and
  • a little surprise for milk (strawberry flavored fruit snacks)
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1 comment:

  1. Too cute!! Welcome back & happy September, Cottagers :)!