The bestselling, award-winning picture book is now available in board book!
On a stormy winter night in the barn, a donkey, sheep and cow recall the important contributions their ancestors made the night Jesus was born. Pippin the pig's ancestors were NOT at the manger, so when Pippin asks, "But what did the pigs do?" she is told, "Pippin, face it. Pigs have nothing worthy to offer." But after Pippin runs away from the unwelcoming barn, she saves the day when a young mother wandering with her baby gets lost in a snowstorm and needs help and shelter.
This sturdy board book edition has been revised for the younger set, while keeping the soul of the story, and gently teaching readers that everyone has something to offer.
JEAN LITTLE is one of Canada's - and the world's - best-loved writers for children, and a champion of the underdog (or underpig). She's the author of over fifty books, including the, Mr. Christie's Award winner Pippin the Christmas Pig, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award shortlisted Wishes, Shining Willow nominee On a Snowy Night, and Once Upon a Golden Apple. She lives in Guelph, Ontario. Visit her at www.jeanlittle.ca.
WERNER ZIMMERMANN is the multi-award-winning illustrator of the runaway bestsellers A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, and Dashing Through the Snow (winners of two CBA Libris Awards for Picture Book of the Year); and the new companion book Deck the Halls, releasing in Fall 2016. He has illustrated two Jean Little-penned Christmas titles: Listen, Said the Donkey, and Pippin the Christmas Pig, which was shortlisted for the Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Award and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and which won the Mr. Christie's Book Award. Visit him at www.wernerzimmermann.ca.
"Little's story is perfectly complemented by Werner Zimmermann's sensitive pencil-and-watercolour illustrations...[the animals'] faces are very expressive." (for the HC) -Quill & Quire
"[a] clever and gentle-hearted picture book. . . . Zimmerman's watercolors pleasingly mix realism and adorability (in the case of Pippin's smile)." (for the HC) -Publisher's Weekly
Winner, Mr. Christie?s Book Award
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