Piggins the butler solves the mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Reynard’s diamond lavaliere with the help of a delightful set of characters. “One of a kindand sure to provide a great deal of fun for many readers and listeners.”School Library Journal
About the Author
Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed author who has written hundreds of books for children and adults and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland. Visit her at janeyolen.com and on Twitter at @JaneYolen.
Jane Dyer has illustrated many well-loved picture books, including Move Over, Rover!, a Geisel Honor Book written by Karen Beaumont; Oh My Baby, Little One, an ABA Pick of the Lists and Parent's Choice Recommended Book written by Kathi Appelt; and the bestselling classic Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first of the three Piggins books, and it's the best of the lot. Mrs. Reynard's diamond necklace goes missing! Who's to blame? Piggins snuffs it out, of course. He's so cute and portly! And he's brilliant. You'd think he could get a better job than butler, ha ha.
This one reminds me of "The Eleventh Hour" - a dinner party mystery that must be solved. Only this one spells out the solution at the end. It was little too complicated for my five-year old to figure out without some help, but he enjoyed it none-the-less.
Piggins has been out on the market for a very long time, and is a worthy candidate for either a Caldecott or Newbury award. It has a cleverly disguised character corralation to the characters in Peter Rabbit. Piere Lapin, who else could it be? As you read the book to children 6 or a little older, it is fun to guide them through a book talk discussion on "what do you think?" questions. Superb in its mystery , and youthful, but sophisticated character descriptions. This book should be in every child's home library, to be read and reread because there is always something you missed in the reading before it. Jane Yolen, the author and Jane Dyer, the illustrator have created both a heartwarming story and illustrations that a total compliment to the written word...an all star winner!