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by Michael Strickland

An opportunity for children to believe in themselves

Most piglets want to be pigs when they grow up. Not Liam. He wants to be a bunny. Even if it takes a lot of practice to learn how to hop...and to eat salad. Even if no one believes that a piggy can be a bunny. With a lot of determination, and a little help from his grandma, Liam is determined to make his dream come true.

Children develop their identities by learning to know what they like about their environment, their way of dressing, and their way of relating to others and the world.

Piggy Bunney

Connecting children with books like Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail opens minds and opens the world. Children’s will experience the transformative power of story and develop their passion as readers.  

This type of book is ideal for read alouds and follow-up discussion, and will encourage children to read books themselves.  The power of story comes alive in their lives and  will enhance their passion for reading.

What makes a book memorable for a child?

With heartwarming illustrations Jeremy Tankard, Piggy Bunny  is a book for children who put on a cape or a tutu, who dream of being someone or something different. The book offers a reassuring and fun opportunity for children to believe in themselves.

This delightful work combines minimal art with an engaging story to give children a memorable bookish experience that will delight and amuse them. Readers will love the way circumstances appear, and how, in the end, everything works out.

Rachel Vail is the author of numerous novels and picture books, including Gorgeous (Avery Sisters Trilogy), Ever After, Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, Righty and Lefty, and Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Jeremy Tankard was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and has lived in South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee before making his home in Canada. His books include Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird and Me Hungry!. Praise for his work includes: "He's a talented little oaf" (his mom), and "I love the magic noodly bits!" (some art director for some magazine).

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