The Adventures of Nanny Piggins (Hardcover)

By R. A. Spratt, Dan Santat (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316068192, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/12/2012)
Prebound (6/12/2012)
Paperback (3/1/2012)

List Price: 15.99*
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Three children and their hilariously subversive nanny pig embark on zany adventures in this award-winning middle grade debut illustrated by Caldecott winnter Dan Santat.

The three Green children are cared for by a nanny pig. Yes, a pig--a fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig, as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget.

It's no surprise that Booklist proclaimed, "Mary Poppins, move over--or get shoved out of the way." Nanny Piggins is a refreshing and dynamic addition to favorite classic nannies: Amelia Bedelia, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and, of course, Mary Poppins.

Read more books in the series: Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan and Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion.

About the Author

Rachel Spratt is a stand-up comedian and has been writing comedy for television for over ten years. Her work has appeared on PBS (Raggs) and on nearly every major television network in Australia. She lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.

One day a year he is Santa Claus, but the other 364 days Dan Santat works as a children's book writer and commercial illustrator while fighting crime on the side. He is also the creator of Disney's animated hit, The Replacements. Dan graduated with distinction from the Art Center College of Design. He lives in Southern California with his wife Leah, two kids, a rabbit, a bird, and one cat.

Praise For The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

A Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth

* "Mary Poppins, move over-or get shoved out of the way. Nanny Piggins has arrived... This is smart, sly, funny, and marvelously illustrated with drawings that capture Nanny's sheer pigginess."—Booklist, starred review

"Reluctant and avid readers alike will get caught up in this book's humor, charm, and adventure."—School Library Journal

"Readers looking for nonstop giggles and cheerful political incorrectness will devour this as quickly as Nanny Piggins can consume a chocolate cake."—Publishers Weekly