The Adventures of Nanny Piggins (Hardcover)

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

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316068192, 239pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2010



The woman was not a woman. She was a pig. A common, pink farm pig. The type bacon came from.

"Good evening, I am Nanny Piggins," said Nanny Piggins the pig.
When stingy Mr. Green planted a Nanny Wanted sign on his front lawn for his three children, he had no idea his ad would be answered by a 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. Paired with Dan Santat's charming illustrations, comedian and children's TV writer R.A. Spratt's wildly funny debut novel will have adults and kids alike laughing and rooting for the feisty porcine nanny and her three lovable human charges.

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.