From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–When Pig was a baby, John Henry took him into the house. Now, Pig is big, and it's time for him to live in the pig house. Cold and lonely, he waddles back to the house. Finally, John Henry takes him to a pig farm. They cycle uphill and down, arriving at their destination late in the day. Then John Henry climbs back on the bicycle for the long journey home. But when darkness falls, he crashes into a tree and falls into a deep hole. He is stuck, lost, hungry, tired, and scared. When he calls out for help, who should arrive but Big Pig! It's my lovely smelly pig! cries John Henry. They trudge home, and the porker stays where he belongs–in the house. This delightful story has watercolor and crayon illustrations of the English countryside. John Henry wears Wellies and a checked cap, and the countryside is bordered with stone walls. Big Pig is large and pink with tiny eyes and expressive eyebrows. The characters' postures speak volumes. A warm, wonderful story to share one-on-one or at storytime.–Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH
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About the Author
Malachy Doyle is well known for Georgie, Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!, Jody's Beans and other titles. Malachy is a hugely talented, versatile and extremely sought after children's author. He lives in Wales with his family. Angelo Rinaldi has illustrated several picture books for children, and many book covers. In Cow he paints life-evoking scenes in oil on canvas. He grew up in Wales with his Italian father, Welsh mother and seven brothers and sisters. He now lives in London.