Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Trevor Lai
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Piggy loves books! And he especially loves books about best friends. But Piggy spends too much time reading to have time to make any friends. When he has read all but one of his books he decides he wants to find a friend to share it with. He sees a cat reading a book in the park and tries everything to try and get her attention but nothing works! Until, that is, he offers to let her read his last book. The new friends have lots of fun reading and playing together.
Trevor Lai's illustrations are the best part of this book. The digitally remastered pencil and watercolor images are vibrant and expressive, with a crisp cartoon-like quality. The narrative follows Piggy through a series of extravagant attempts to get the cat's attention with simple and childlike humor that matches the character's sweet innocence. The book shares a great message that you don't have to be like everyone else to have friends. Piggy is a bookworm, which isn't always the most popular past time, but he finds a friend that is perfect for him! Embrace what makes you unique!