All Pigs Are Beautiful

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Candlewick Press, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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To King-Smith all pigs are beautiful. And by the time you finish this full and funny celebration of pigs, you will probably agree. As intimate as a good conversation with a trusted friend, and with lots of expressive pictures of pigs, All Pigs Are Beautiful is a fresh, close-up look at a fascinating farm animal. Full color.

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Review: All Pigs Are Beautiful: Read and Wonder

User Review  - Whitney Bailey - Goodreads

Think of a mnemonic to help you remember how to spell 'beautiful'. Some people might think of pigs as 'monstrous and frightening'. Can you think of words that mean the same as or the opposite of this ... Read full review

Review: All Pigs Are Beautiful: Read and Wonder

User Review  - Charlene Sterling - Goodreads

This is an exceptional book about Pigs. The story is informative and rich vocabulary and fantastic illustrations. The story is without poetry, rhyme or repetition other than the word pig. However ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitten, Gloucestershire, England. He was a farmer and a schoolteacher and he also served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II. King-Smith has written over 100 children's books including The Fox Busters and The Sheep Pig (aka Babe-The Gallant Pig), which was adapted as the 1995 film Babe. The 1995 TV miniseries The Queen's Nose was also based in one of his books. King-Smith was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1992 British Book Awards.

Anita Jeram is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Sam McBratney, KISS GOOD NIGHT by Amy Hest, and ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL by Dick King-Smith. She is also the author-illustrator of CONTRARY MARY; BIRTHDAY HAPPY, CONTRARY MARY; BUNNY, MY HONEY; and ALL TOGETHER NOW. As Anita Jeram explains, "I love books. I love the way they look, feel, and smell. My seven-month-old daughter does, too. She enjoys turning the pages - and, occasionally, tasting the pages!

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