Oink is a simple little book based on the idea of intonation… how the same words (or in Oink’s case, animal noises) can mean different things depending on how they are said. “Moo?” can mean “Hi, can I get in too” or “Mooooo!” – “How dare you!” The clues are in the expression on the face, the body language and the situation.
Elliot’s funny story is told in animal sounds and onomatopoeia (“Moo!” and “Boing!”). One by one, unruly animals join a pig in his bathtub. Pig looks distraught, then angry, until he creates a tub-clearing moment (think unidentified bubbles) and enjoys his bath in peace. The delicacy and subtlety of the art only adds to the frisky humor.
Published by Gecko Press