DAISY THE WORLD-FAMOUS PIG AND FARMER MINOR’S “PIG OUT ON READING!”
There have been many famous pigs in literature, movies, and television. There were the original industrious and clever “three little pigs” from the English folktale written by Joseph Jacobs. Shy “Piglet” from the Winnie the Pooh stories, “Babe” the Gallant Pig from books and movies, “Wilbur” the smallest pig in his litter and saved by a spider, in Charlotte’s Web, and who could forget television star “Arnold Ziffel” from Green Acres! But the most famous pig of all-time? Daisy the World-Famous Pig and her human sidesick, Farmer Minor!
DAISY THE FAMOUS PIG AND FARMER MINOR’S SCHEDULE
Because of prior commitments, Daisy and Farmer Minor will have a shortened schedule of appearances at the Bienville Parish Library. Thursday morning the Daisy and Farmer Minor arrive at Arcadia Main Library and in the afternoon, they head over to the Ringgold Branch to perform.
Thursday, June 30
Arcadia at 10:00 a.m.
Ringgold at 2:00 p.m.
On Friday, Castor welcomes Daisy and Farmer Minor in the morning and then they arrive at the Saline Branch later that afternoon for their final performance.
Friday, July 1
Castor at 10:00 a.m.
Saline at 2:00 p.m.
ABOUT DAISY THE WORLD-FAMOUS PIG AND FARMER MINOR!
Daisy and Farmer Minor have been performing “Pig Out on Reading” programs across the U.S. for over 14 plus years! Daisy became the first pig ever invited inside the U.S. Capitol while on her 1st National Tour in 2002. She has been issued hundreds of honorary Library cards from public libraries & school libraries across the U.S. Daisy has also received “Keys to Cities”, proclamations from town mayors and certificates of “thanks” from schools and libraries!
DAISY INSPIRES CHILDREN TO READ!
Farmer Minor does storytelling about Daisy’s formative years (all true) with Farmer & Mrs. Minor. The audience will learn special Daisy noises, give Daisy treats, and Farmer Minor talk about Daisy’s pampered porcine life and about how Daisy I and Daisy II became such famous pigs (all due to their love of “Pig Books” and Libraries). Farmer Minor brings his rocking chair, many of Daisy’s newspaper articles on posters and of course, many of their favorite pig books. Daisy has the world’s largest collection of “pig books”. Based on the age and number of children, Farmer Minor selects a book that the children can help read to Daisy. With older children, he tells a story from one of Daisy’s favorite books. At the end of the program, following the Daisy pledge, all are able to pet Daisy. Photo opportunities are plentiful! Willing participants will be able to give Daisy a BIG SMOOCH as part of a reading incentive, summer reading program, or simply because they want to kiss the “most famous pig in the whole world!
DON’T FORGET TO READ AND SNAG YOUR TAGS!
Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. Collecting the 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” brag tags is a reading incentive to give your reader extra motivation to read and collect all ten tags. It will impress teachers with how many books/pages they read during their summer vacation!
The 2022 Summer Reading Program is designed to help:
- Children be motivated to read.
- Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
- Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
- Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
- Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
Most of all – HAVE FUN!
See You at the Library!
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