Princess Pig (Hardcover)

By Eileen Spinelli, Tim Bowers (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375845710, 28pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009



Princess? Pig? Both? A crown may not be the perfect accessory for an adorable pig.

One day a sash from a local beauty pageant blows across the farm and lands right on Pig, who takes it as a sign. “I must be a princess,” she squeals. Pony disagrees, but all the other animals in the barnyard are happy to recognize her new title. Pig is delighted to learn that princesses are treated to pretty princess pies, decadent bubble baths, fluffy pillows, and soothing bedtime lullabies.

But there is a cost to the grandeur. There are many things that princesses aren’t allowed to do—like sleep late, or roll in the mud, or attend parties in the barn hosted by the common folk. Maybe Pony was right when he said, “It’s a fine thing to be a pig, if a pig is what you are.”

About the Author

Eileen Spinelli is the author of almost fifty books for young readers. She lives with her husband, author Jerry Spinelli, in eastern Pennsylvania. Visit Eileen on the Web at

Tim Bowers has illustrated more than twenty books. You can visit him on the Web at