Getting Piggy With It

Happy Tuesday! Today, I am going to share with you 2 of my favorite piggy reads. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved pigs. My dad grew up on a farm. When we would visit his childhood home, I would always stop by to see the little oinkers. The book above is my ALL time favorite.
It is out of print, but such a great classic for pig lovers. Jillian is asked to clean up her room where she finds buttons and other materials to make piggies. She creates a whole piggy family. At the end of the book, the author leaves detailed instructions on how to create your own sock piggy.

The Princess and the Pig is a cute fractured fairy tale of a princess and the farmer's new piglet. The story leads you through their struggles. Can a pig kiss a frog to find her prince?

This book is great to use when mentoring writing. A wonderful example text. I have on this new bandwagon about showing students examples of well done work from picture books. 

I want to share with you something so special that my mom created for my 30th birthday. She told me she saved a certain recipe she found in Taste of Home since 2009. She created these adorable piggy cookies. Did you know that March 1st is National Pig Day?!!! Click on this link to go to recipe.


  1. I have made piggy cupcakes that look similar to your piggy cookies. My ears were made from marshmallows dipped in hot pink sugar.

    1. Sounds adorable!!! So fun!!! You should post a pic on instagram (if you are on insta) :)

  2. Hi Courtney, I just gave you a shout out over at my blog... love your cute pig cupcakes!
    Teaching and Much Moore


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