A tender, poignant picture story about how to say goodbye. Celebrating twenty years of this treasured classic from two highly acclaimed picture book makers.
Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long, long time. They share everything, including the chores, until the day when Old Pig does not get up as usual for breakfast. Calmly she pays her bills and puts her affairs in order. Then she takes Granddaughter on a last, long walk - looking and listening, smelling and tasting.
Old Pig and Granddaughter say goodbye to each other in the best way they know.
A tender story of living and loving, giving and receiving; a glorious celebration of the world.
Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks are acclaimed for their thoughtful, award-winning children's books, which have been published with great success in many countries: Fox, CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2001, Rosie and Tortoise, The Dream of the Thylacine, Honour Book CBCA Picture Book of the Year 2012, and On the Day You Were Born. Margaret Wild has been the recipient of the Nan Chauncy Award and the Lady Cutler Award for her contributions to Australian Literature. Ron Brooks is an acclaimed illustrator of classic picture books. His memoir is Drawn from the Heart.
Short-listed Picture Book Division, ACT Canberra's Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards 1998 Au; Short-listed Young Australians' Best Book Awards (YABBA), Picture Storybook 1997 Au; Short-listed Chicago Tribune, Best Book of the Year 1997 US; Winner National Council for Social Studies & Children's Book Council, Notable Children's Trade Book 1997 US; Winner The New Yorker, Best Book of the Year 1997 US; Commended Ashton Scholastic Award for Best Designed Children's Book 1996 Au; Winner The Children's Book Council of Australia, Picture Book of the Year Award 1996 Au; Winner The Children's Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year Award 1996 Au
Allen & Unwin
A & U Children
4 - 6