Ten Moonstruck Piglets

Ten Moonstruck Piglets

By Lindsay Lee Johnson; Carll Cneut (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618868667, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 2011


Playful, fun-to-read-aloud language from a respected young adult poet and novelist joins distinctive illustrations from a noted European artist in this captivating picture book. Ten piglets wander off into the dark, drawn by the light of the moon. After rambling far from home, plundering and looting and dancing in a moonlit trance, they attract the attention of a prowling fox. They howl for their mama, an enormous sow, who awakens, heaves herself to her feet, and tracks down all of her offspring. Each pig has a distinct personality and name, so readers can follow the adventures of their favorite through the book. This satisfying bedtime story is based on a real phenomenon in which baby animals become entranced by the moonlight.

About the Author

Carll Cneut is the illustrator of many beloved and award-winning books in Europe. He is also the illustrator of ANTONIO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, GETTING SMALLER, published in the U.S. by Candlewick. He lives in Ghent, Belgium.

Praise For Ten Moonstruck Piglets

"Fresh and amusing. Both the eye and the ear will be entranced."—Kirkus Reviews

"An amusing romp and a great opportunity to practice counting from 1 to 10."—Booklist