Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane
Illustrator: Cori Doerrfeld
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
When an adorable mini pig shows up on their doorstep, Esther’s new family can’t help but adopt her. But this mini pig is not so mini after all. She grows and grows until she is 650 pounds! Esther the Wonder Pig grows out of many beds, but not out of her family’s hearts. She plays in ponds, eats the flowers in the garden, and even breaks the oven door. Her dads then realize that it is time to move to a farm, where even more adventures transpire.
The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig is a true story that will keep you laughing. Thinking they adopted a mini pig, her dads are surprised when she does not stop growing. This book is appropriate for preschool and primary-age children. It describes a homosexual couple that raise Esther, demonstrating that families come in all shapes and sizes. Although the plot of the book is based on Esther and her adventures, it mentions her family dynamic frequently throughout the book and emphasizes the love her family has for her.