Piglet Comes Home: How a Deaf Blind Pink Puppy Found His Family

Aladdin. Jun. 2022. 48p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781534490185.
K-Gr 2–Based on the true story of the Instagram sensation, Piglet, this fictionalized account of a special homecoming shows the importance of inclusion and support in every community. “Squeeeee! Squeeeeee!” is the first sound six dogs hear from the newcomer in their midsts. They had heard that they would be getting a new friend, but they never expected an animal that sounded like that! Or one that couldn’t hear, couldn’t see, and was—pink? But Piglet, as he later became known, was all of those things, and being in an unfamiliar environment was terrifying for this tiny pup. However, with time and encouragement from his family, this new rescue became more comfortable with his new home and new family. His brothers and sisters learned to look out for him, which he always appreciated, but soon there would come a time when Piglet could return the favor. Comic-book style illustrations, using speech balloons to give voice to this blended family of canines and humans, keep the tone lighthearted and insert some humor as well. Text moves within the pictures fluidly and perfectly placed page turns maintain a lively pace. A creative book flip draws attention to the challenge that Piglet faces and will give young readers a unique perspective. Extensive author notes, complete with pictures and a profile of each dog, provide more information about this amazing dog that will surely capture the interest of young animal enthusiasts everywhere.
VERDICT A winner for any story time looking to highlight the importance of inclusion and power of community.

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