Piglet loves playing with her papa. She likes to sit on his head, bounce on his belly, and chew on his tail, but one day, she bites too hard. "You little rascal!" Papa yells and chases Piglet from the sty. Feelings hurt, she wanders the barnyard, seeking comfort from the other animals. "Do you love me?" she asks each one, from horse to dog. Yes, the animals answer; they love Piglet, but they also know someone who loves her even more. Hungry and tired, Piglet returns home to Papa, who hugs and reassures her and declares that he loves her best of all. Happy Piglet jumps right back on her papa's head, bounces off his belly, and chews on his tail, gently this time. The short, simple sentences have a winning, read-aloud rhythm, and King's sketched ink and watercolor-washed illustrations make the most of Piglet's changing moods, from exuberance to the sting after a scolding and then back to exuberance when she is reassured that Papa's love is constant. Gillian EngbergCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Margaret Wild is Australias leading picture book writer, with wide acclaim in countries across the globe. She was born in Eschew, a small town in South Africa. Her brothers death at the age of seven inspired Jenny Angel
, Margarets picture book with illustrator Anne Spudvilas, which won the Childrens Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award in 2000. Margaret has written over forty books.
Stephen Michael Kings first picture book won the Family Award for Childrens Books in Australia. He lives in Sydney, Australia.