Big Pigs (Hardcover)

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Nibbles, Sweet Pea, and Clean Bean each want the coveted title of Biggest Pig. An afternoon of contests will determine who will be the first to squeeze through the garden fence, gobble a row of veggies, and sink to the bottom of the mudhole. Each pig has his talent, and in the end it's clear to their mama that they're all big pigs. But they'll also always be her little piglets. With a wonderful, wry sense of humor, a rhythmic text,and two fun twists in the ending, this is a tale of sibling rivalry that kids will want to read again and again.

About the Author

Leslie Helakoski is the author of seven picture books, including Big Chickens (winner, 2007 Michigan Reads! One State One Picture Book; winner, Great Lakes Great Books Award); Woolbur (a 2008 Book Sense Hot Pick and a Great Lakes Book Award finalist), and Doggone Feet!. This is the third book she's written and illustrated. She grew up in south Louisiana, and now lives with her family near Kalamazoo, Michigan. Visit

Praise For…

"Helakoski packs her porcine tale with vivid verbs that are oversized and highlighted and mostly come, appropriately, in trios." —Kirkus Reviews

". . . The large format, comical narrative , and repetitive and rhyming phrases make this book ideal for sharing." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620910238
ISBN-10: 1620910233
Publisher: Astra Young Readers
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English