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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Captain Small Pig

Captain Small Pig

Spring 2010 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Susan Varley
ISBN: 9781561455195
Hardcover Price: $15.95

All Small Pig wants is to fish for whales in Blue Lake, so Old Goat and Turkey do their best to oblige their little friend. While they don't catch any whales, the three pals do share an adventure out on the water; Small Pig even gets to row the boat, albeit one oar at a time. Author Martin Waddell captures the "I can do it" spirit of very young children in this charming little story. The sunny pen-and-ink illustrations by Susan Varley reflect the cheeriness of the story itself. A lovely choice.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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