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This Little Piggy's Night Before Christmas

Illustrated by Jomike Tejido

This little piggy said, “His eyes how they twinkle!”
This little piggy said, “His nose looks like a cherry.”
This little piggy said, “His cheeks are like roses!”
This little piggy said, “His dimples how merry!"


This fun read-aloud mash-up follows the rhyme and rhythm of the original toe-play nursery rhyme, while also paying irreverent tribute to Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem “The Night Before Christmas.” 

It’s Christmas Eve, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . . except for the Little Piggy, who runs out the door because she knows Santa is coming! Soon all the other piggies are awake, causing enough mischief and mayhem to make this one visit Santa won’t soon forget. 

This Little Piggy's Night Before Chistmas captures all the anticipation and exuberant excitement of the holidays! Full of pure silliness and joy, children will relish in reading about five little piggies who are just as excited about Christmas as they are.

And This Little Piggy Said, “Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!”

JOE RHATIGAN is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children’s books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.

JOMIKE TEJIDO has illustrated over a hundred books for children, including the Pet Charms series (Scholastic Leveled Readers) and Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands (Quarto). His most recent work was his US debut as author-illustrator, There Was An Old Woman Who Lived in a Book, (Jimmy Patterson Books /Little & Brown). When not creating picture books, Jomike paints and builds kinetic sculptures. Visit his site at www.jomiketejido.com.