cover image Snuggle Piggy and the Magic Blanket

Snuggle Piggy and the Magic Blanket

Michele Stepto. Dutton Books, $9.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-525-44308-7

Snuggle Piggy is one cute pigno wonder his Aunt Daisy sewed him a cozy blanket ""full of all the creatures in the universe.'' She keeps it clean for him, knowing how much he likes it. What she doesn't know is that at night, after Snuggle Piggy is all tucked in, the creatures on the blanket come alive and play with him. They sing and dance and help him go to sleep. Then one day, after Aunt Daisy has hung up the washed blanket to dry, it begins to rain. The blanket stays outside, and Snuggle Piggy is forced to go to bed without it. He thinks he can hear the creatures on the blanket his friends calling for help. He saves them from the rain and brings them inside to warm up. A child's reason for loving a possession is beyond a parent's kenStepto and Himmelman together give this a lovable poignance that will make believers of most who encounter it. Ages 2-5. (April)