Louanne Pig in The Perfect Family, 2nd Edition

From the Series Nancy Carlson Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Louanne’s an only child. She thinks that it would be fun to have a big family, just like her neighbor George. He has five sisters and four brothers—the perfect size. When her parents have to leave town for the weekend, Louanne jumps at the chance to stay with George. But during her stay, there’s too much snoring, a long line for the bathroom, and absolutely nowhere to be alone. Maybe three is the perfect number after all!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.0
Text Type Fiction
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 490
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4190
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed

Author: Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson is the author and illustrator of over 60 picture books including bestseller I Like Me! Nancy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. When Nancy is not drawing pictures and writing stories you can find her hiking, biking, or playing golf!


  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2003


The Horn Book Guide

“Only child (well, pig)Louanne is envious of her friend George, who has nine siblings. But Louanne begins to appreciate her own small family after she spends a too-hectic weekend at George’s house. Brightly colored illustrations of an increasingly overwhelmed Louanne enliven a familiar but perennially appealing story situation. This edition is slightly larger than the original.”
The Horn Book Guide