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A Normal Pig

Pip is a normal pig who does normal stuff: cooking, painting, and dreaming of what she'll be when she grows up. But one day a new pig comes to school and starts pointing out all the ways in which Pip is different. Suddenly she doesn't like any of the same things she used to... the things that made her Pip.

When her mother notices Pip's worries, she decides it's time to broaden Pip's view of the world. After a trip to a bustling city — full of pigs of every type — Pip realizes that differences are what make us special... and "normal" incorporates a lot more variety than she thought! This charming picture book celebrates all our differences while questioning the idea that there is only one way to be "normal." It's a wonderful springboard for conversations with children, at home and in the classroom, about diversity and difference.

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"Noticing behavioral changes in her daughter, the little pig's mom decides that it's time for a lesson. Pip's view, which was based in a fairly homogeneous community, suddenly expands. In the city, there are pigs speaking various languages, pigs of all shapes and colors, and pigs doing many jobs. The trip raises the spotted porker's self-esteem so much, that she is able to defend her choices from then on.... Most children will easily connect with Pip's situation, and all would benefit by learning from her example. For those that are just getting exposed to the wider world, whether in school or elsewhere, Steele's impressive authorial debut has a valuable message about individuality and acceptance."— Rachel Forbes, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author K-Fai Steele
Illustrator K-Fai Steele
ISBN 0062748572
Publication Date Jun 4, 2019
Publisher Balzer + Bray
Language English