A normal pig

by Steele, K-Fai,

Format: Print Book [2019]
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Summary

This charming picture book celebrates all our differences while questioning the idea that there is only one way to be "normal."

Pip is a normal pig who does normal stuff: cooking, painting, and dreaming of what she'll be when she grows up.

But one day a new pig comes to school and starts pointing out all the ways in which Pip is different. Suddenly she doesn't like any of the same things she used to...the things that made her Pip.

A wonderful springboard for conversations with children, at home and in the classroom, about diversity and difference.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Pip is a totally normal pig. She paints and cooks and plays and does normal pig things, until one day a new pig at school makes fun of Pip's lunch. Suddenly Pip becomes aware of all the ways she's different, and she doesn't like it. When the family goes on a trip to the city, however, everyone is different ­languages, skin markings and colors, food preferences and it's wonderful. On Monday at school, when the new pig bullies again, Pip is proud to stand by her lunch and even offers to share it. For an author-illustrator debut, this is a standout. The story line has excellent diversity messaging about self-acceptance, embracing your differences, and appreciating the variety around you, and the artwork is absolutely hysterical. The pleasure of seeing a bucktoothed pig listening to music through headphones on a bus while other pigs play cat's cradle and fortune-teller is palpable. Although her style is quirky utilizing a deliberate off-kilter sloppiness that results in chuckle after chuckle it reveals a terrific range of complex emotions, from misdirected anger to righteous defiance. And if you thought your life was complete without seeing a pig hang rapturously upside down on a jungle gym or play tuba in a marching band, you were just plain wrong. Pair with Andrea Zuill's Sweety (2019) for another celebration of being unique.--Becca Worthington Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pip, the only spotted pig in her class, is "a normal pig who did normal stuff." But Pip feels unmoored and vulnerable when a new pig at school points to her lunch of greens and dried seaweed and bellows, "Eww!! What are you eating?! It stinks!!" When a pig asks if Pip's mom, who is dark gray, is her babysitter, it's too much ("Why can't you make me a normal lunch?!" she sobs at home). Instead of rushing in to fix things for Pip, her parents take her to the city for the first time, where she sees many different kinds of pigs, none of whom seems to feel that who they are (or what they eat) makes them strange. In her solo debut, Steele (Noodlephant) conveys how quickly a kid's world can unravel, but she also shows how powerful and comforting a wider perspective can be. The watercolor-and-ink cartooning combines a keen eye for domestic and school dynamics with a sweet goofiness that pulls readers through the story, until Pip emerges at the end a wiser and stronger pig. Ages 4-8. Agent: Erica Rand Silverman, Stimola Literary Studio. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Swine -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Individuality -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem -- Juvenile fiction.
Pigs -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Individuality -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Animal fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :[2019]
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780062748577
0062748572
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