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A Pig Named Perrier

Image of Elizabeth Spurr's book, "A Pig Named Perrier".  

Written by Elizabeth Spurr,
Illustrated by Martin Matje
Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN: 0-78680302-9 Hardcover
$15.99 US - $22.99 CAN - Ages 3-7 - 40 pages

Child Magazine pick as one of the 50 Best Books for Children for 2002!

Perrier is no ordinary pig. He is a purebred potbellied pig, who lives with the Hollywood movie star Marbella . Whisked away to exotic locations, pampered and praised, Perrier is the toast of the town. He has it all...so why does he feel as though there's something missing in his life? Perrier soon learns that sometimes you have to get your hands (and hooves) a little dirty to find your inner pig.

Martin Matje - The late Martin Matje , father of three, has illustrated a number of children's books, among them Harry and Lulu by Arthur Yorinks .
Reviews:
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (September 2002)
"...there's a high and entertaining gloss to the writing."
"...young audiences will relish the book's evident approval of the sheer subversive pleasure of wallowing ."
BookPage
"...Spurr...shows us that two seemingly opposite individuals can happily coexist, as long as there are compromises."
Publishers Weekly,
March 13, 2002
"(Spurr's ) ... gossipy voice and the outcome provide humor and a twist."

 

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