The Pig in the Pond
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.
"Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal (1992) and described as "Outstanding!" by The Independent on Sunday"
Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living writers of books for children. His work includes the multi-million selling Big and Little Bear series. He has won many awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004. Martin lives in Northern Ireland. 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.