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Little Pink Pup

By Monica Mehta, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Tender true tale of a pig being raised by a dog family.

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Johanna Kerby, who maintains a blog of the goings-on at her little family farm in rural West Virginia, had the foresight to know a good story when she saw it. She took photos of everything from the piglet's birth to the piglet being nursed by the momma dog. The result is a captivating real-life story that provides a unique lesson about love and acceptance. The writing is clear and straightforward, and kids will delight in the photographs of the adorable piglets and pups.

The illustrations are photographs the author took of the pigs and dogs throughout their journey - including the pig's birth and the pig being nursed by the dog - providing a remarkably intimate view into their lives and story.

Book Details

  • Author: Johanna Kerby
  • Genre: Animals
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
  • Publication date: June 10, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 8
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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