Little Pig Joins the Band

Little Pig Joins the Band Cover

Little Pig Joins the Band

By David Hyde Costello

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580892643, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2011

Little Pig has trouble keeping up with his older--and bigger--brothers and sisters. When they get out Grandpa's old marching-band instruments, Little Pig is too little to play any of them. But when the disorganized band has a pig-pile mishap, Little Pig has a BIG idea: They could use a leader.

About the Author
David Hyde Costello has worked as a scenic artist for motion pictures and the stage. David has also painted and created puppets for theatrical productions. He is the author of HERE THEY COME! and I CAN HELP. David lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Praise For Little Pig Joins the Band

"Costello’s winsome tale explores the travails of being the youngest and the littlest."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Costello isn't pioneering new ground with this story of how a family's littlest member asserts his competence, but the combination of lovely and understated text, sly watercolors, and a protagonist who knows in his heart that he's right make the premise feel fresh and funny."
--Publishers Weekly

"An uplifting tale with a gentle lesson about how even the smallest member of the band has something to contribute."
--Shelf Awareness

"Young readers will likely recognize Little Pig's predicament and give his take-charge solution a big hand."
--The Horn Book Magazine