Published by Scholastic on 4th May 2017
Genres: Children's, Humour
Source: Scholastic sent it
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I is Pig. This is my diary and I doubts you will believe any of it. In fact, if you is the kind of farmer what finds it hard to believe unbelievable stuff, you should put it down RIGHT NOW. I wouldn't blame you. If I was reading it I would be like, 'Don't be silly! Stuff like this would never happen to a pig, it's totally impossible.' But it's not. Just ask Duck, or Cow, or Ki-Ki, or Rusty. They'd all tell you. It's all 1000% true and 10,000% BONKERS!
Reviewed by Alex
I first found out about this series when my nanny and grandad bought Toby the first book in the series because they know he LOVES pigs! I don’t love pigs as much as Toby but I found myself unable to put this book down because of the funny writing style.
The characters are Pig, Duck, Cow, Ki-Ki, Rusty, the evil chickens and the super-evil chicken. My favourite character out all of them is definitely Pig because he is just so funny.
My favourite part was when all the heads of the evil chickens grew and Deathra took them all away to kill them!
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes hilarious stories!
Reviewed by Toby
I started reading this book because a few years ago my nanny gave me the first book and I enjoyed it very much because it was really funny. I knew this book would be funny too.
I liked it when Pig said he thought the sheep all shared the same brain and when Duck was talking to the sheep and spoke like them. I didn’t like Pig being sad because he thought he’d eaten Ki-Ki, I didn’t want Pig to be sad.
If you like pigs as much as I do (which is a LOT!) then I think you will like reading Pig’s diaries. If you’re a good reader then you can read them on your own, or you could ask someone to read them to you. I sometimes ask my mum to read with me because the way Pig writes is funny but a bit tricky.
We asked Emer Stamp how she decided that the hero was going to be a pig and why she decided to make chickens the bad guys and this is what she said…
I think it was Pig, not me, who decided he was going to be the hero. He just popped into my head one day – talking in that funny way. I had been in Devon visiting my parents’ farm. We had been reminiscing about all the animals they had kept over the years. Pig is based on a pig they had called Saltpork – I think you can guess what they kept him for. We were laughing about how big, pink and perpetually hungry he was. I wondered what would have happened if he had discovered his fate; a few days later I put pen to paper and out came Pig.
Making the chickens the bad guys was an easy decision. We had chickens on the farm too, and I never liked them. They had intimidating coal-black eyes, a painful peck, and they hung around in groups – which made me suspect they were always plotting and scheming. There was no question in my mind that they were unbelievably evil.
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