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PIG ENOUGH by Janie Bynum

PIG ENOUGH

By Janie Bynum (Author) , Janie Bynum (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-15-216582-7
Publisher: Harcourt

No matter what he does, Willy the guinea pig can’t seem to fit in. When he joins the Pig Scouts he thinks things will change; he is a pig, after all. But all the other pigs turn up their snouts: “You can’t be a Pig Scout . . . You don’t even have a tail!” In a series of humorous watercolor vignettes, Bynum depicts the pigs as they partner up for a hike. Everyone looks happy, except for Willy and a pig named Peyton. But when the two fall down a well, Willy employs a special skill peculiar to guinea pigs and ends up saving the day. While the ending is a bit too good to be true, it’s still a nice little lesson about pride and prejudice that speaks to kids in a way that’s easy to understand. (Picture book. 3-7)