Day by Day by Susan Gal

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Susan Gal offers a heartwarming tale of old-fashioned goodness. The industrious pigs of Day by Day build a home, plant a garden, help their neighbors, and then gather in a harvest grown with hard work and kindness. 

The language is sweet and simple: Day by day, the seasons turn. Shoulder to shoulder, pigs gather the harvest. Hand in hand, pigs give thanks, then cheek to cheek, they dance. The artwork is bright and full of the merry antics of a
happy family and a tight-knit community.  And these pigs are flat out adorable!
This delightful story celebrates family and community, caring and sharing.

About Susan Gal

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SUSAN GAL began her illustration career as a poster and calendar artist. She then worked as an “actor with a pencil” for Disney Animation before returning to her native California to create fun and whimsical illustrations. You can read more about Susan at

Author Residence: Berkeley, CA
Published July 10, 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Day by day, brick by brick, a community is built in this winning tribute to fellowship and family.

Jun 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Day by Day

Publishers Weekly

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“Mile by mile, pigs motor west/ Brick by brick, pigs build a house,/ and piece by piece, it becomes a home.” In a porcine version of a 1930s-era migration, a family of pigs in period clothing arrives in a rural community and settles in.

May 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Day by Day

City Book Review

Day by Day is about pigs moving to a new town and building their house and family there.

Jan 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Day by Day

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