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Children's Book of the Month
Big Pig by Malachy Doyle
Big Pig has reached the stage when he has to move from the comfort and safety of John Henry’s cosy home into the little pighouse outside. “For that’s what big big pigs do.” With the move, comes the cold and lonliness that drive him to waddle back to John Henry’s living room.
John Henry does his best to make the move easy for his beloved piglet, even trying out better accommodation but still Big Pig comes home.
In fact John Henry is lucky he did.
This warm, reassuring tale, which is ideal for sharing with your pre-schooler or introducing to older children will provide a great opportunity for discussing the advantages and disadvantages of growing up.
‘The language has a homely feel and a rise
and fall cadence not unlike music. The watercolour illustrations are sympathetic
and playful, but it's Doyle's lyrical voice that sings.’
Niamh Sharkey, Irish Times