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Pippin the Christmas Pig

Pippin the Christmas Pig

by Jean Little, illustrated by Werner Zimmermann

ISBN 9781443148764 Board book
ISBN 9780439935630 Paperback
ISBN 9780779114207 Hardcover
30 Pages | 6.76" x 6.74" | Ages 0 to 3
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A Christmas classic now available in board book format!

All the animals in the barn know about Christmas. But it takes one little pig to show them what it really means.

A heartwarming story of hope and the true Christmas spirit.

"Acclaimed children's author Jean Little . . . turns the exhaustion of Christmas on its head to produce what should become a minor classic . . .[T]old with a sure-footed sense of storytelling economy. Little's story is perfectly complemented by Werner Zimmermann's sensitive pencil-and-watercolour illustrations . . . [the animals'] faces are very expressive." —Quill & Quire


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2017
  • Winner, Mr. Christie's Book Award, 2004
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2004
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Award, 2004
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2004
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2003

Rights Sold

  • Danish - Arvids
  • English (US) - Scholastic Inc.
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • German - Patmos
  • Korean - Reading Books
  • Spanish - Everest

Also by
Jean Little

  • Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas
  • Sweetest of All
  • Dear Canada: All Fall Down
  • On a Snowy Night
  • Wishes

Also by
Werner Zimmermann

  • Snow Day
  • Deck the Halls: A Canadian Christmas Carol
  • Dashing Through the Snow
  • Henny Penny
  • Farmer Joe Baby-Sits

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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