Reviewed by Lucia P. (age 7) and Darlene N. (age 6)
What we liked about the book was that Julius made a mess in Maya's house. Pigs are messy animals and shouldn't live inside a house. Our favorite character was Maya because she was cute and smart. She took great care of Julius and was able to teach him how to behave. The book reminded us of a story that we read about a woman that had a pig and some pumpkins. The pig in that story made a mess just like Julius. Finally, we liked the illustrations because we were able to see the look on Maya's face when she thought that her granddaddy had brought her a horse or an older brother.
We would recommend this book to students who are thinking of having a pig as a pet. We think they should read about how messy pigs can be when they are kept as a pet.