“I absolutely adore Greg Pizzoli! His signature bright and bold style brings this heartfelt tale about an illiterate book-lovin’ hog to life! The Book Hog is a beautiful love letter to librarians, who work so hard to put books into children’s hands, encourage and inspire readers, and open their doors to the world. A delightful read, perfect for story time!”
— Eugenia Vela, BookPeople, Austin, TX
The Book Hog loves books-the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell-and he'll grab whatever he can find. There's only one problem: he can't read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are.
Geisel Medalist Greg Pizzoli presents a new character who is sure to steal your heart in this picturebook full of humorous charm and vivid illustrations.
About the Author
Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator, and screen printer. He is the author of This Story Is for You, The 12 Days of Christmas, Good Night Owl, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, Templeton Gets His Wish, Number One Sam, and The Watermelon Seed, which received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Visit him at www.gregpizzoli.com.
"Along with Mo Willems, Pizzoli is the going expert at making the simplest of characters expressive."—Booklist
PRAISE FOR THIS STORY IS FOR YOU
"This narrative that muses about individuality, accepting others, and remaining close to friends is soothing and poetic."—Kirkus Reviews
"There's nothing especially new here, but the good-natured celebration of books, reading, and libraries will charm fellow bibliophiles, and the author's fans will enjoy making another anthropomorphic animal friend."—Kirkus Reviews
"Kids will get the clear message that libraries are great places to get comfy with books as well as to read them-and also that any library with room for a scooter-riding porker has room for you."—BCCB
"The characters' expressions are amusing, and the straightforward sentences are well structured, and it all works together to truly create a book that readers will be eager to hog."—Booklist
"Even non-Book-Hogs should have this one. It's that good."—Jon Klassen, Caldecott Medal winner for This Is Not My Hat