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Bricks The House a Greedy Pig Built

Written by Katie Cotton

Illustrated by Tor Freeman

Animals Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Farm Animals Featured Books for 3+ readers Humorous Transport / Construction

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A greedy pig gets his comeuppance in this very funny and beautifully told picture book

A greedy pig gets his comeuppance in this very funny and beautifully told picture book, but there are useful life lessons for us all. Pig has come into some gold and decides he needs a house. He strikes a deal with some builders - a cat, a dog and a hen - and they duly build him a very nice house. Overseeing their efforts from the comfort of his deckchair though, he decides it’s not big enough and gets the team to add an extension, more rooms, more floors. Things come to a head when they come for their payment, and Pig learns why it’s best to be totally honest in your business dealings! The story builds to a wonderful conclusion and everyone will enjoy seeing Pig get his just deserts. Katie Cotton’s rhyming text is a joy to read aloud and Tor Freeman’s illustrations are full of character and extra treats for readers (especially those fascinated by building sites!).

Andrea Reece

Other Info

An early and fun introduction to simple maths, and the power of trade unions.

Bricks The House a Greedy Pig Built Synopsis

Pig wants the biggest and finest new house for the cheapest price, even if that involves telling a little porky... He's about to find out exactly what happens to greedy pigs who fleece their workers! When the bricks fall, who will save this pig's bacon?

A hilarious cautionary tale that teaches kindness and integrity from dream team Katie Cotton and Tor Freeman.

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ISBN: 9781783448616
Publication date: 04/06/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448616
Publication date: 4th June 2020
Author: Katie Cotton
Illustrator: Tor Freeman
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Animals, Family / Home Stories, Farm Animals, Humorous, Transport / Construction

About Katie Cotton

Katie Cotton studied English Literature at Oxford University before becoming an author and editor of children’s books. Her books Counting Lions and The Road Home were both published internationally and received starred reviews in the US. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hiking up a hill or eating cake.  

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