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The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith

The Sheep-Pig (1983)

by Dick King-Smith

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Glad it was required: I loved it, and I learned the word "obliged." ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Adorable and very funny. I will have to rewatch the movie (it's been years), but I'm pretty sure it does a good job of capturing the gentle fantasy of this tale. This was a good and, aside from one bit, not at all scary bedtime read. ( )
  bostonian71 | Jul 12, 2015 |
I don't recall the movie, but I have a sense of having watched it - enough so my view of the book may be colored. But I think the book was darling, for early chapter readers who can suspend disbelief readily. My library's edition was printed for the 20th anniversary, and is illustrated. I don't know if other editions have pictures. I liked the illustrations a lot, but I don't know if they're key - I'm just informing you. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
lots of fun ( )
  mahallett | Jun 15, 2013 |
A fun and heartwarming story that doesn't talk down to kids. The characters really make this book. Mr. and Mrs. Hoggett are classic children's storybook characters. Babe is funny and sensitive and tells the story that needs told.

I watched the movie right after finishing the book. I figured this would be one that wouldn't need changing; I was surprised at how much was different. Personally, I felt the book captured the relationships and the humor much better. No duck. No cat. No Rex. Just a nice story.

I read this to the kids and they really enjoyed it. And what great reminder to not so easily accept one's limitations. ( )
  chrisblocker | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Dick King-Smithprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kneen, MaggieIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Babe (1995IMDb)
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"What's that Noise?" said Mrs. Hogget, sticking her comfortable round red face out of the kitchen window.
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"The Sheep-Pig" and "Babe: The Gallant Pig" are the same story.
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Babe is a sensitive soul, deeply loyal to those who are kind to him. So when he is taken in by Farmer Hogget's sheepdog, Fly, it's only natural that he would want to follow in his foster mum's paw-steps. Even with Babe's considerable handicaps as a sheepdog--namely, that he's a pig--he manages to overcome all with his earnestly polite and soft-spoken ways, proving once again that might doesn't always make right. After saving the sheep from rustlers and wild dogs, Babe convinces Hogget that his idea of becoming a sheep-pig "b'aint so stupid" as it might look. But neither Hogget nor Babe, nor anyone else, could have predicted what follows.

As utterly charming as Charlotte's Web, this book is bound to pluck even the tightest heartstrings. Masterful characterization brings every personality to vibrant life, while Mary Rayner's lively line illustrations only elucidate images Dick King-Smith has already planted in the reader's mind. Herd the whole farmyard together: readers of all ages, ambitions, and antecedents will love this one. --Emilie Coulter

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A piglet comes to Farmer Hogget's farm, where he is adopted by an old sheepdog and accomplishes amazing things.

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