Books are filled with wonderful characters. The most interesting characters are PIGS. Ask a librarian to help you find magnificent books about hogs, sows, piglets, endangered babirusas, and boars. Read this Hog Blog entry to see my list of favorite pig books.
Yours with snorts,
Olivia by Ian Falconer Whether at home getting ready for the day, enjoying the beach, or at bedtime, Olivia is a feisty pig who has too much energy for her own good. Of course, it's another story for Olivia's exhausted mother. From S. Will Burr: Olivia is the best pig ever. She sings too loudly, tries on all her clothes, and draws on the walls. You can learn a lot about being a pig if you read this story. She even has her own website.
I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems
Piggie goes to a party and Gerald the elephant discovers that there is something worse than a bird on his head. From S. Will Burr: You will like this book. I promise.
Some Pig!: a Charlotte's Web Picture Book by E. B. White
Fern loved Wilbur more than anything, and Wilbur loved her too. . . . "Some Pig!" introduces a new generation to Wilbur, the most lovable pig in children's literature. E. B. White's masterful text from the classic Charlotte's Web describes the deep friendship between Fern and Wilbur. From S. Will Burr: The best book ever. It makes me cry every time. But don't worry, the pig is O.K. in the end.
The Pig Who Saved the World by Paul Shipton
The fate of the ancient Greek world is again in the hooves of a talking pig in this snortingly funny sequel to THE PIG SCROLLS. After saving the Cosmos (and telling anyone who will listen all about it), Gryllus the Pig has decided it's time to return to his human form. If only he could find Circe to reverse her curse! Along with friends Sibyl, the ex-priestess, and Homer, the teenage epic poet, Gryllus sets off on the high seas. But Gryllus's transformation will have to wait until he frees some captive gods and maybe even saves the world -- again. From S. Will Burr: Gryllus is both a pig and a person. If you read a lot, this could be you.
Mercy Watson : Princess in Disguise by Kate DiCamillo
When the Watsons decide to zip their porcine wonder into a princess dress for Halloween -- complete with tiara -- they are certain that Mercy will be beautiful beyond compare. Mercy is equally certain she likes the sound of trick-or-TREATING and can picture those piles of buttered toast already. As for the Lincoln sisters next door, how could they know that their cat would get into the act and lead them all on a Halloween "parade" of hysterical proportions? From S. Will Burr: I like this book because it's about dressing up and getting free food. I wish every day were Halloween. Speaking of Halloween: this year, you could dress up like a pig, couldn't you? Please save me the candy corns.