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Little Pink Pup Hardcover – June 10, 2010
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After Kerby posted her photos and story online, they became viral. She was encouraged to write a book. She did and "Little Pink Pup" is the result. It is a story of love, acceptance, generosity, and big-heartedness. That a little dog would adopt a little pig, you know, another species, is just remarkable.
The book records --through photos and text--Pink's story. Alongside the dog's generous heart is Kerby's ability to record the story after the fact. She had enough photos to tell the story in a continuum and had only to add a couple to complete it. Had she known (wouldn't we all love foresight?) in advance that she would actually tell this story, she could have taken more time-appropriate photos. Does this lack hinder the story? Only slightly, but it remains a delightful story!
Pink was born into a litter of twelve and was the runt--you know, the one shunted away. He was not big enough to fend for himself. After his "adoption," he became a healthy little pig, thriving with his new litter mates until he could return to the barn.
One of my favorite photos is one taken of Pink in the barn, after returning to his pig siblings, sleeping not in the straw, but in his favorite dog bed. Ah, the spoiled piggy!Read more ›
Content areas: Documentary journal writing, sequencing
Author Johanna Kerby lives on a small farm in West Virginia, and loves pigs. When the runt (Pink) of a litter of twelve piglets needs help to survive, Tink the family dachshund and new mom herself come to the rescue.
Kerby documents Tinks acceptance and mothering of little Pink through pictures, and simple journal style entries. Wonderful story of love and acceptance between dog and pig that draws you in immediately. Perfect for elementary school students to explore journal writing and develop visual documentation and sequencing skills.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well received by the 2nd graders with some great comments by the childrenPublished 8 months ago by barbara m mowbray
Love this story of acceptance- AND BABY ANIMALS!!! bought this for my little guy and subsequently for all his little buddies' birthdays.Published 8 months ago by midwestnurse
So sweet. Why would you ever eat bacon after this sweetie story. Pigs are so sweet. They are part of the family!Published 14 months ago by bluesky
If you LOVE dachshunds you'll get a kick out of this book. All animal lovers willPublished 15 months ago by susan stacey
There are so many lousy, poorly-written kids books out there. It would seem that some people feel comfortable writing a children's book because it is at a lower reading level... Read morePublished 16 months ago by LoveGOODBooks