Pig Out!

Pig Out!

by John Rester Zodrow
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Pig Out! by John Rester Zodrow, Brenda Zodrow

Poor Moses. His classmates are horrible to him. They think he’s weird because he can’t speak a word. Plus, the downright greediest man in the whole world, who owns a cruel Factory Farm, is stealing his only friends, a pet calf named Rita Too and ten little pigs! Deciding to risk using the mysterious gift he
possesses of talking to animals, Moses recruits Reddy, the pesky piglet, Rhode Island Red, a love-starved rooster, Dishwater, the hissing cat, and two stubborn, kick-crazy mules to create a daring rescue plan. But things go hilariously wrong!
And if Moses is found to blame, his secret power will not only be exposed, he will become a permanent outcast! And his family will be ruined!
Can Moses pull off a miracle? The odds are against him and time is running out!

Pig Out! is an important book, introducing a brand new world to children, filled with characters real and interesting, its prose vivid, clear, dramatic and funny. The story of a young boy who can't speak, but finds he can talk to animals, holds unexpected delights, with twists and turns to keep children's attention. Pig Out's information is accurate, clear, well organized. Its illustrations serve to expand the level of emotion and involvement. Grandparents and parents will regard its wisdom as perennial because the book's themes and values of rising above your limitations, sacrificing and caring for family, treating animals (and friends) with dignity and respect, helping neighbors whether they ask or not are intrinsically necessary for our social fabric. Pig Out! is about Moses, a boy who can't speak, but learns he can talk to animals. He loves his friends, Reddy, the pesky pig, Rita Too, a calf, he saved at birth, Rhode Island Red, a love-starved rooster and Larry and Herbie, two stubborn, kick-crazy mules. So when some of his friends get stolen by a Factory Farm, Moses, despite all the obstacles stacked against him, manages to heroically and hilariously rescue them. While Pig Out! is about relating to values, friends and animals and treating them with dignity and affection, the book also explores the serious aspects of unhealthy food production, environmental destruction and cruelty toward animals in the present day agri-business system of mass production on factory farms. No one reading this book can come away dry-eyed once he/she sees the terrible toll taken in delivering food to our tables.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014750998
Publisher: See Ya Publishing
Publication date: 05/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 175
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

He has written Bright Green Hell,(thriller based on a true story about a girl who survives a plane crash in the Amazon jungle), In The Name Of The Father, (horror, International Best Seller, an adopted boy, obedient to a demon, rises from priest to pope), Vatican Gold, (thriller, based on a true story of Vatican stealing gold from Jews in WWII), Sins Of War (thriller, based on true story set in WWII, the Catholic church sends a priest to partner with gangster Lucky Luciano to stop German saboteurs), All Out, (a published, award winning stage play about a game show in which contestants do all sorts of degrading things to win $100,000). And finally Pig Out!(a children's book about a boy who can't speak, but learns he can talk to animals who become his friends.) (This novel was recently nominated for a National Book Award.)
John lives on an orange and avocado farm in California with his wife and two boys. He writes every day and lives in that paradise because he feels he deserves it.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids love this book. L-o-v-e. The characters are memorable and the plot is enjoyable for all age groups. I really recommend this to any parent.