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Pig and Pug

Illustrated by Gemma Correll

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About The Book

Pig and Pug are very different (but not really). See how their similarities show up in this mischievous picture book that’s perfect for pet lovers.

Pig and Pug are petite and portable pets—one in a pocket, one in a purse. They are also two spunky spirits: Pug, rather pugnacious; Pig, a bit pigheaded. When these two meet, bickering, chasing, and even some mud wrestling ensue. But after some creative compromises, Pig and Pug manage to settle their differences and become friends...at least for the time being.

About The Author

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Lynne Berry has published numerous poems in Cricket and Ladybug magazines, and she is the author of the picture books Duck Skates, The Curious Demise of the Contrary Cat, What Floats in a Moat?, and Pig and Pug. Lynne lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

About The Illustrator

Gemma Correll is an award-winning cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. Her work has been featured in The New York TimesLos Angeles Times, NPR, Elle, and Forbes, among many others. She has written her own books and illustrated several others for adult and children’s publishers. Her design clients include Hallmark, The New York Times, Progressive, and JetBlue. She has done product partnerships with The Whitney Museum, Converse, Keurig, and numerous other brands. Her products are available in various stores, including World Market. Every year since 2016, she has created social media campaigns for Mental Health America during Mental Health Awareness Month. In short, her work is everywhere. Originally from Britain, she now lives in California with her husband and two pugs.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2, 2015)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481421317
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 210L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

"An excellent choice for new readers...Bravo, Pig and Pug!"

– Kirkus Reviews *STARRED REVIEW

"A fun addition to most picture book collections."

– School Library Journal

“Expressive illustrations [make] for an eye-catching layout. The alliterative language and wordplay with pug and pig lend themselves to reading aloud and will appeal to children who like their humor on the slapsticky side.”

– Booklist

"Aside from the lip-smacking delight of reading this title aloud, the book’s tightly controlled vocabulary and frequent repetition will suit emerging readers to a t—or a p."

– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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