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Pippin The Christmas Pig by Jean Little
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Pippin The Christmas Pig

by Jean Little

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This adorable Christmas story is cleverly written and beautifully illustrated. Poor Pippin the pig is a loveable and sympathetic character who can help teach children what it really means to share "gifts" on Christmas. The characters are especially well-developed through the illustrations, which provide playful facial features for all of the animals in the barn. Pippin's face in the final panel is enough to make anyone, child or adult, smile. ( )
  HLaurich | Jan 28, 2010 |
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  cnfoht | Jan 1, 2008 |
Poor Pippin feels decidedly left out as the farm animals recount the Christmas story and the part played by their distant relatives. ‘What did the pigs do?’ she wonders. Dejected, she leaves the barn and flees into a nasty snowstorm. Through blowing snow, she sees a very cold and tired woman, carrying a baby girl. They desperately need a place to rest. Pippin leads the woman and her child to the warmth and safety of the barn. In doing so, Pippin shows the true Christmas spirit.
  storytimestandouts | Oct 2, 2007 |
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Pippin the pig shows the boasting barn animals that giving of yourself is the best Christmas gift of all.

Tomorrow is Christmas, and all the animals are boasting to little Pippin the pig about the important gifts their VERY-great-grandparents gave to the special baby that was born in a stable long ago. When Pippin wants to know what the pigs gave, the animals scoff - what could a pig have given a holy child? Dejected, Pippin heads out alone into a raging snow storm. There he meets a lost mother and baby, and leads them to the warmth of the barn. And in caring for this family in need, the animals see that giving of yourself is the best Christmas gift of all.

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Intimidated and dejected by the other animals' stories about the important gifts brought by their ancestors to the stable where Jesus was born, Pippin the pig performs an act of kindness and discovers the true meaning of Christmas giving.

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