Little Pink Pup

Little Pink Pup

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by Johanna Kerby
     
 

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Pink was the runt of the pig litter. He was so small that the Kerby family didn't think he would surviveû so they brought him into the house where he met Tink, a new dachshund mom. When Tink saw Pink, she immediately adopted him into her family, and helped nurse him back to health. Pink thrived in his new family: the puppies didn't mind that Pink looked… See more details below

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Pink was the runt of the pig litter. He was so small that the Kerby family didn't think he would surviveû so they brought him into the house where he met Tink, a new dachshund mom. When Tink saw Pink, she immediately adopted him into her family, and helped nurse him back to health. Pink thrived in his new family: the puppies didn't mind that Pink looked nothing like them--he was just their size.

This remarkable story has already garnered a great deal of media attention: the irresistible photographs documenting Pink and Tink's relationship have appeared on Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Readers of all ages will be captivated by these adorable animals and the amazing bond that they share.

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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Children are usually very interested in animals and this true account of a baby pig called Pink being cared for by a dachshund named Tink is sure to be popular. Pink was the runt of a litter of twelve. He was very small and had little strength so he did not get enough milk from his mother. The family brought him into the house in hopes of saving him. Fortunately, their dog was caring for puppies at the time and immediately "adopted" Pink as one of her own. Tink's brood now had several brown puppies and a "little pink pup." All the puppies accepted him as well. Pink settled in, began to gain weight, play with the other pups and even started to run through the house. Often Pink visited his real family out in the barn but definitely preferred his life indoors. He refused to eat pig food but was happy to eat what the puppies were fed. When it was time for Pink to move back to the barn, he took his comfortable dog bed with him. According to the author's note at the end of the book, he is still happily living on the farm. Throughout the book are photos matted on bright colors that add to the book's attractiveness as do the end papers that are sprinkled with brown dog and pink pig footprints. Add this book to your purchase list, as it is sure to get plenty of use by youngsters wanting animal books. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
School Library Journal
Gr 3—When Pink, the runt of a large litter of piglets, is pushed aside by his siblings, he's taken into the house where a dachshund named Tink adopts him as one of her pups. He learns to prefer dog food to pig food and soft blankets to scratchy straw. Simple, clear text relates this true story, and the large print makes the title inviting for beginner readers. Full-color photos record events in the life of this unusual family. This heartwarming story of cross-species adoption will have strong appeal for animal lovers. Readers will easily grasp the lesson of fitting in and being loved even when you're different.—Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101499603
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
759,927
Lexile:
AD620L (what's this?)
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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