Pigs Go To Market

Mrs. Pig and her family go to the supermarket to purchase Halloween candy for the party. Luckily, Mrs. Pig was awarded a five-minute shopping spree and could purchase a variety of goods.

Interested in using this resource in your classroom? Check out the posters that go along with this book: Goods & Services, Economic Wants, Scarcity, Producers, Consumers, Market.

Comprehension Questions

Describe the economic wants of Mrs. Pig as she went to the store.

She wanted Halloween candy for the party she was having.

Was her want a good or a service?

A Good.

What other goods did she want when she was given a free shopping spree?

She picked many canned goods and vegetables in addition to the large amount of candy.

Explain why even the shopping spree couldn't satisfy all her wants.

Her family ate all the candy on the car ride home and didn't have any left for the party.

Author: Amy Axelrod

Illustrator: Sharon McGinely-Nally

Reading Level: 3.1

Grade Level: 1 - 3

Accelerated Reader Level/Points: .5

Lexile Measure: AD540

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Aladdin Library