The Good Little Bad Little Pig by Margaret Wise Brown

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When a little boy named Peter asks his mother for a pet pig, he's in for a few surprises. But no matter how dirty, messy, noisy, or stubborn his unusual pet is-she's always perfect in Peter's eyes. Margaret Wise Brown is the renowned author of Goodnight Moon, Love Songs of the Little Bear, My World of Color, Robin's Room, and Mouse of My Heart. Dan Yaccarino is the celebrated author and illustrator of several books for children, including the Blast Off Boy and Blorp series. He is also the creator of Oswald, a popular animated television series.

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Margaret Wise Brown, May 10, 1910 - November 13, 1952 Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 10, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, to Robert Brown, a Vice President at American Manufacturing Company and Maud Brown, a housewife. She attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland for three years, before attending Dana Hall in Wellesley, Massachusetts for two years. In 1928, she began taking classes at Hollis College in Virginia. In 1935, Brown began working at the Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers. Two years later, her writing career took off with the publication of "When the Wind Blows." Over the course of fourteen years, Brown wrote over one hundred picture books for children. Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France. Artist and freelance illustrator Dan Yaccarino graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1987. Yaccarino's work has appeared in periodicals such as Rolling Stone, Playboy and New York magazine. AT&T, Mount Gay Rum, Gardenburger and other companies have used his images and illustrations in their advertising. In 1993, Yaccarino published his first children's book, Big Brother Mike, and has since written or illustrated almost twenty more children's books.
Published September 1, 2002 by Hyperion. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Katz's (Princess Baby ) nursery patchwork quilt approach is a far cry from the Jean Charlot illustrations originally paired with Brown's (Goodnight Moon ) text back in 1952 (the book was created as a companion to the Caldecott Honor title A Child's Good Night Book ).

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Published for the first time as a standalone, this story from Brown's 1939 collection, The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile, features a boy who understands that creatures are never all good or all bad, but good and bad all at once—a reassuring message for small children.

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