A tender story of living and loving, giving and receiving: a glorious celebration of the world.
Shortlisted, Picture Book of the Year, Children's Book Council Awards 1996
Shortlisted, Picture Book Division, ACT Canberra's Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards 1998
Shortlisted, Picture Storybook, Young Australians' Best Book Awards (YABBA) 1997
Commended, Ashton Scholastic Award for Best Designed Children's Book 1996
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 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 in the best way they know.
A tender story of living and loving, giving and receiving; a glorious celebration of the world.
lassic.' Kevin Mark, Kairos
'This book is about living, not dying.' Linnet Hunter, The Age.
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.
Short-listed Picture Book Division, ACT Canberra s Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards 1998 AU; Short-listed Ashton Scholastic Award for Best Designed Children's Book 1997 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; 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
A & U Children
4 - 9
Children's, Teenage & educational