Feiwel and Friends/Raincoast Books
age 3-5, 5-8
Written by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
Synopsis from Raincoast Books:
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. For children who put on a cape or a tutu, who dream of being someone or something different, Piggy Bunny offers a reassuring and fun opportunity to believe in themselves.
Growing up is about exploring new ideas and living dreams. Piggy Bunny illustrates to kids that it’s okay to be something different from what everyone else expects of you. It also reinforces to us parents how important encouragement can be when our kids have big ideas. As parents we also fall into stereotypes, discouraging our kids from playing roles or dreaming about being something that is different; it’s okay if your son wants to be a ballerina or your daughter wants to be a mechanic.
Piggy Bunny also shows that having a dream takes some work. Piggy practiced and practiced the skills needed for his dream role. Piggy Bunny encourages kids to dream big and us parents to support those dreams; a great story for everyone.
You can find a copy of Piggy Bunny by visiting your local book store or visiting Raincoast Books. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?
I have to thank Crystal at Raincoast Books for my review copy.