A Pig Tale

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Ziggy's a piggy, and Iggy's his pop. And Iggy collects and saves just about everything:

"From cans to flat tires
to old paper bags,
to sofas and soupspoons,
to old clothes and rags."

Ziggy's a bit embarrassed when his schoolmates say he lives in a dump, but his father tells him the reason for all this saving will soon become clear. He's building something special, and everyone's invited to see it the very next morning.

"Then what they all saw
made them cheer, dance and sing:
"An amazing invention!"
"A most beautiful thing!""

Young readers are sure to get caught up in the excitement of this sprightly story with an environmental theme.

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About the author (1993)

Salvatore "Sal" Murdocca was born on April 26, 1943. He attended the High School of Art and Design in New York City majoring in illustration. After graduating in 1960, he spent another year studying at the Art Students League while apprenticing in a commercial art studio. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, he had a successful nine-year career as an advertising and magazine illustrator. Since 1970, he has written ten books and illustrated hundreds of others. He is best known as the illustrator of the Magic Tree House series written by Mary Pope Osborne.

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