Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, March 26, 2012

Piggy Bunny

Liam is a pig, but he's always felt like a bunny.  His parents tell him he should be happy as a pig; after all, he's so good at it.  But with a little help from his grandparents and the internet, maybe Liam can become a bunny after all...

Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard is my Easter pick.

This is a heartwarming story about the importance of being yourself, whomever that turns out to be.  It's told with gentle humor and colorfully cartoonish illustrations.  These are some of the cutest storybook pigs in recent memory.  The moral of acceptance is great for any kids as regards embracing your passions and desires, but it might be of extra help in introducing kids to the concept of transgender, since it addresses being born one way, but feeling differently inside.

Piggy Bunny is published by Fiewel & Friends and retails for $14.99 (hardcover).  I read my copy by picking it up from the shelves for a few minutes.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

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