The Pig in the Pond

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

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Read this to a class of Kindergartens and they loved it! Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Martin Waddell was born April 10, 1941, in Belfast, Ireland. He always wanted to be a professional soccer player. After having played for junior teams in Ireland, he left school at fifteen and held a variety of jobs, including working at a publishing company and as a night switchboard operator for a taxi company. Waddell is now one of the most prolific and successful contemporary children's writers, with more than one hundred books to his credit, some of them under his pseudonym Catherine Sefton. He won the 1986 Other Award, for his book Starry Night, which was also a runner up for The Guardian Childrens Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Young Observer Teenage Fiction Prize. He has twice won the Smarties Book Prize, for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? He also won the 1989 Kurt Mascher Award for The Park In The Dark, the 1990 Bets Book For Babies for Rosies Babies and has been shortlisted for the 1992 Smarties Book Prize for Along The Lonely Road.

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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