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Pig in a Wig (Picture Books) [Paperback]

Alan MacDonald , Paul Hess
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30 April 1998 Picture Books
Peggoty Pig believes she is bald and ugly because she doesn't have a glossy mane or fur. So she makes herself a wig. But when Peggoty sees the farmer's wife with her new baby, Peggoty realizes that she too is beautiful just as she is.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Wayland (30 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750024526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750024525
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 20.6 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,350,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Alan MacDonald was born in Watford and now lives a stone's throw from the River Trent in Nottingham. After several years in a travelling theatre company, he turned full time to writing in 1990 since when he has published over seventy books for children.

He has written picture books and non-fiction but is probably best known for his comic fiction for younger readers. Recent successful series include Troll Trouble (Bloomsbury) which was optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox.

Working with award winning illustrator David Roberts, he created the Dirty Bertie books (featuring the world's grubbiest trouble magnet) - which have sold all over the world and number over a dozen books in the series.

When not busy with books, Alan writes for children's TV, working on many popular series such as Horrid Henry, The Tweenies, Boo! and Fimbles.


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There is a very strong story to this book and given all the more strengh by Paul Hess's illustrations. With his great use of perspective and character the humour of the story and its moral are greatly portrayed. I must confess I bought this one for myself!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great tale about self-acceptance for kids 15 April 2000
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The Pig in a Wig is a charming picture book that cuts to the heart of the inanity and insanity that is called VANITY! Peggoty Pig thinks that she is beautiful and pink and perfect, until the other farmyard animals call her fat and pink and bald... Poor Peggoty is wobegone... the illustrations are intriguingly drawn to reflect the emotions and characters of this story...Peggoty finds a wig and parades with pride until she is terribly ridiculed... the picture of her with tears and a funny, curly wig is precious and heartbreaking! In the end, Peggoty of course, regains her self-esteem after hearing a mother coo and coddle a new baby who is pink and bald like Peggoty herself! Peggoty is redeemed and gladdened and she tells the other animals so... She says that she thinks that "pigs are born just perfect!" Sweet book, that I, as a Children's Librarian will read to kids and also recommend!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for children 4 Feb 2014
By willie Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great gift to growing children.The moral of the story is so easy to understand. Thank you for your copy of The Pig in the Wig.
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