Little Pig Joins the Band (Paperback)

By David Hyde Costello, David Hyde Costello (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge, 9781580892650, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/30/2012)
Hardcover (7/1/2011)
Paperback (6/30/2016)
Compact Disc (6/30/2012)
Prebound (9/9/2014)
Hardcover (6/30/2012)

List Price: 7.95*
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Little Pig has trouble keeping up with his four older—and bigger—brothers and sisters. When a visit to Grandpa's house turns into a rummage through Grandpa's old marching-band instruments, Little Pig is too small 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.

David Hyde Costello's warm illustrations and goofy speech-bubble dialogue add giggles galore to this iconic story of little-siblinghood. Perfect for youngests, oldests, and everyone in between!

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. Visit him online at

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