A Christmas classic now available in paperback!
It's a stormy winter night, and all the animals in a barn are reminiscing about what important "jobs" their ancestors had to do at the manger when Jesus was born. Pippin the pig (whose ancestors were NOT there) doesn't know the familiar Christmas story, and keeps asking "What baby?", "What child?" The other animals basically ignore her, because she's only a pig...but in Jean Little's inimitable style, Pippin saves the day when a woman wandering with a young child gets lost in the snowstorm and needs help and shelter.
JEAN LITTLE is one of the world's best-loved writers for children. She is the author of Listen, Said the Donkey as well as the CLA Book of the Year Award winner Dear Canada: Orphan at My Door and CLA Honour Book Dear Canada: Brother's Far from Home.
WERNER ZIMMERMANN's warm illustrations for Pippin the Christmas Pig were a huge part of its charm and stellar success. Werner was nominated for the Governor General's Award for illustration for Whatever You Do, Don't Go Near That Canoe!
Author's Residence: Guelph, Ontario
Illustrator's Residence: Guelph, Ontario
Review for Pippin the Christmas Pig:
"Acclaimed children's author Jean Little ... turns the exhaustion of Christmas on its head to produce what should become a minor classic. ... [T]old with a sure-footed sense of storytelling economy. Little's story is perfectly complemented by Werner Zimmermann's sensitive pencil-and-watercolour illustrations...[the animals'] faces are very expressive."
- Quill & Quire