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The Pig in the Pond - Martin Waddell

The Pig in the Pond

By: Martin Waddell, Jill Barton (Illustrator)

Paperback | 1 June 2006

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Pigs don't swim ... or so it's said. A classic, much-loved picture book following the exploits of a hot and bothered pig.

In this Kate Greenaway Commended picture book favourite, Owl Babies author Martin Waddell tells the story of Neligan's pig – who's feeling very hot and bothered! It's one of the most sizzling days of the summer, and the pig sits by the pond watching the ducks and geese playing on the cool water. The pig gets warmer and warmer, the ducks and the geese get louder and louder. Neligan's pig knows that pigs don't swim – but she just has to take a dive! And she's not the only one on the farm who's sweltering... A riotous read-aloud to be shared over and over again.

About the Author

Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell was an aspiring football player for many years, before turning his hand to writing. He is now widely regarded as one of the greatest living children’s writers, and has over 220 published titles to his name. He is perhaps best known for Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson and Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; as well as the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark and the Little Bear series, both illustrated by Barbara Firth. In 2004, Martin received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children’s literature, the highest career recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children’s books. He lives in Newcastle, County Durham.

About the Illustrator

Jill Barton studied for a degree in Illustration at Manchester Polytechnic as a mature student and has now illustrated many children's books, including The Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root and the popular Baby Duck stories by Amy Hest. Jill lives in Devon and has three children.
Industry Reviews
"Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal (1992) and described as "Outstanding!" by The Independent on Sunday"

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