cover image Pigloo


Anne Marie Pace, illus. by Lorna Hussey. Holt, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-62779-202-8

In this warmhearted winter story, Pigloo, a porcine explorer-in-training, is eager to mount an expedition to the North Pole, but first he needs to wait for it to snow. In accessible and playful language, Pace (the Vampirina Ballerina series) builds her story around Pigloo’s independent mindedness and his sometimes testy relationship with his older sister, Paisley. Working in watercolor and graphite, Hussey (Not This Bear) creates an expressive cast of pigs whose interactions and everyday life—from snowy backyard explorations to big breakfasts and messy arts-and-crafts sessions—will be readily recognizable to many families. Ages 4–8. [em]Author’s agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. Illustrator’s agent: Eunice McMullen. (Oct.) [/em]