The Pig in the Pond by Martin Waddell
  

The Pig in the Pond

Written by Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Jill Barton

Synopsis

The Pig in the Pond by Martin Waddell

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.

Reviews

Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal (1992) and described as Outstanding! by The Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Martin Waddell
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2006

ISBN

9781406301595


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