By Juan Arjona
A true pig, a real pig, loves to hang out with his friends, jump into ponds, climb up the hill… And he really doesn’t like being called little pig. This is a sweet book where the reader will be able to follow the daily routine of a little pig who loves playing with his friends, bathe into the mud, runs away in fear of the thunder and rain, stares in awe at a beautiful landscape. The main character of this story feels so big that he doesn’t even notice how small he is compared to his friend the elephant, or the horse or the bull. He wanders through the world, discovering its beauty. The narrator follows him with care and attention, creating a cumulative game which is enriched by the employ of onomatopoeias that express emotions and feelings of the main character. Cristina Spanò’s illustrations are drawn with strong and bright colours, they play with shapes and the overall composition of each spread, thus capturing the funny, innocent and passionate spirit of this story.