The Pig in the Pond

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Candlewick Press, Feb 7, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Pigs don't swim, or so it's said. But on one of the hottest days of the summer, the pig on Neligan's farm sits by the pond feeling envious of the ducks and the geese floating in the cool water. Finally, when she can endure the heat no longer—splash!—this sweltering pig takes a dive, throwing the entire farm into an uproar. It isn't long, however, before the refreshing idea catches on, and the pig finds that she's got company! This spirited tale with its exuberant illustrations is sure to be a hit with all those young and old who ever wanted to take the plunge.

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Review: The Pig in the Pond Big Book

User Review  - Rosemary - Goodreads

Great use of repetition & climax. Fun pictures. Read full review

Review: The Pig in the Pond Big Book

User Review  - Charlotte Peters - Goodreads

This is the story of a pig who jumps in a pond and when the farmer returns, he joins the pig in the pond and so do the animals. The story uses a lot of repetition of animal noises and this can be ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Martin Waddell is the award-winning author of many books for children, including "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?" and the other Little Bear books, illustrated by Barbara Firth, "Farmer Duck, " illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and "Owl Babies, " illustrated by Patrick Benson. He lives in Northern Ireland.

Jill Barton is the illustrator of many books, including "Grape Zoo", "The Pig in the Pond" (which was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award), "In the Rain with Baby Duck "(which won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award) and "Rattletrap Car" (which was highly commended for the 2002 Sheffield Children's Book Award.) Jill is now a grandmother and lives in Devon.

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