by Jan L. Coates and Suzanne Del Rizzo
First Jack and Ollie try the leafy branches. Then a giant kite. Idea after idea, invention after invention, boy and pig drag them all to the top of the highest hill. Then Ollie runs as hard as ever a pig could run, until his trotters lift from the ground and Crash In Sky Pig, Jan Coates weaves a story of sweetness and whimsy, ingenuity and empathy. Plasticine artist Suzanne Del Rizzo brings dimension and energy to the tale of a pig who wants against all popular truisms to fly. He may never reach the sky on homemade clockwork wings, but Ollie still dreams as hard as ever a pig can dream. And Jack, a true friend, realizes that just because a pig can t fly in the ways they have tried doesn t mean he can never soar. An uplifting picture book for anyone who has tried and tried again."
Suzanne Del Rizzo began her career in picture books as the illustrator of the award-winning Skink on the Brink. With My Beautiful Birds, she launches herself as both author and illustrator for the first time. Suzanne's dimensional illustrations use Plasticine, polymer clay, and other mixed media to bring rich texture and imagination to her books, the most recent of which was Sky Pig. She lives in Oakville, Ontario.
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publish Date: September 2016
Page Count: 32
Reading Level: Ages 4-7
- Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories - Transportation - Aviation
- Animals - Pigs