The Spotty Pig by Dick King-Smith

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Peter the spotted pig tries everything he can think of to remove his spots, from fading them in the summer sun to freezing them off in the winter snow, until he makes a new friend who helps him realize that his spotty look is something of which he can be proud.
 

About Dick King-Smith

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Dick King-Smith was born on March 27, 1922 in Bitten, Gloucestershire, England. He was a farmer and a schoolteacher and he also served in the Grenadier Guards during World War II. King-Smith has written over 100 children's books including The Fox Busters and The Sheep Pig (aka Babe-The Gallant Pig), which was adapted as the 1995 film Babe. The 1995 TV miniseries The Queen's Nose was also based in one of his books. King-Smith was voted Children's Author of the Year at the 1992 British Book Awards. Mary Wormell is the author of the Hilda Hen books, as well as" Why Not?, which "Publishers Weekly called "an altogether agreeable tale" in a starred review.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Farrar Straus Giroux. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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From King-Smith (The Stray, 1996, etc.), the story of a spotty pig, Peter, who thinks his spots are ugly and says so to his friend, Joe, a cat.

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King-Smith (Babe: The Gallant Pig) is in fine fettle in this jaunty tale of a piglet chagrined by his spots. Peter plots constantly to be rid of his pesky markings--trying to fade them in the summer s

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Featuring chunky linocuts ""as cheerful as a box of new crayons,"" said PW, this ""jaunty"" tale lightly delivers a message about self-acceptance.

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I SHALL NEVER GET RID OF MY SPOTS!"" Good thing, too--for soon pretty Penny, a sow with similar markings, comes along, recognizes a soul mate when she sees one and speedily presents the proud papa with a baker's dozen of spotted offspring.

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