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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 an extremely talented, prize-winning author. He has written several picture books for Simon and Schuster. The Dancing Tiger won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Silver Award, and Cow won the English Association Award for Non-Fiction. Malachy lives in County Donegal, Ireland

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (September 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689874847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689874840
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,167,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Malachy was born in Ireland, went to college in England, brought up his children in Wales and has now returned to Ireland, where he lives on a tiny island off the coast of County Donegal.
After spells in advertising and as a special needs teacher, Malachy turned to writing children's books. He has now had over 70 published and has won many prizes, including the Parent's Choice Gold Award and the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award (for 'Tales from Old Ireland'), the Nestle Children's Book Silver Award (for 'The Dancing Tiger'), the Tir na nOg Award (for 'Georgie') and the English Association Award (for 'Cow').

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Format: Hardcover
A big pig has been comfortably living indoors since small pighood - but now he's too big, and has to go live outdoors. The trouble is - Big Pig is used to his old home - so he keeps going back home, prompting John Henry to try new options. Hilarious experiments evolve.
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