Real-life Instagram sensation Piglet the Pink Puppy inspired this sweet and compassionate picture book about the deaf and blind pup finding his forever home.
When the pup pack’s owner leaves to bring them a new friend, the dogs wonder who will be coming back to join their family. Will it be a little pooch like Zoey or Annie? Or maybe a big dog with lots of energy like Gina?
But when Mom walks in carrying a teeny tiny box making lots of noise, everyone is confused. Pups don’t make sounds like that, and surely the creature is too small and pink to be a dog! And poor little Piglet is shy and nervous, the pack isn’t sure how to say hello. Will the dogs be able to make friends and show Piglet he has a place in his new home?
Melissa Shapiro, DVM, is a veterinarian, a lifelong animal welfare advocate, and mom to three children and many disabled rescued dogs and birds. Since bringing Piglet home in 2017, she has used his social media platform to educate, advocate, and inspire others to adopt pets with special needs. Her nonprofit organization, Piglet International Inc., supports the Piglet Mindset Educational Outreach, a free downloadable educational program that teaches growth mindset, acceptance, inclusion, empathy, and kindness to students and others in the community, as well as various animal rights causes. She lives in Connecticut with her husband Warren, six rescued dogs, three rescued birds, and Piglet, the deaf blind pink puppy.
Ellie Snowdon is a fabulous new talent in picture books whose work has a timeless feel with a contemporary spirit. In 2015, she graduated from the Cambridge School of Art with an MA in Children's Book Illustration and was highly commended twice for the Macmillan Prize in the same year. After a few years in London, she has recently moved back to her hometown of Swansea, where she works from her studio with seaside views and her feline assistant, Baggy. When she's not working, you can find her enjoying an afternoon mystery drama while scoffing down some lemon cake. For more information about Ellie's work, please visit her website: https://www.elliesnowdon.co.uk/.
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