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Book Title: The Sheep-Pig|
The author of the book: Dick King-Smith
Date of issue: August 5th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780141332352
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 583 KB
Edition: Penguin UK
Read full description of the books The Sheep-Pig:When I was in primary school Babe was the biggest blockbuster film and was extremely popular! I remember our teacher telling us that the film was based on a book and when I read the book that I enjoyed it even more! I was delighted therefore to have the opportunity to revisit one of my favourite childhood stories. The story begins with Mr. Hogget winning a pig at the fair by correctly guessing the pig’s weight. Originally Babe was going to be fattened up by Mrs. Hogget but miraculously Babe escaped! Babe was then adopted by Fly, the sheepdog on the farm. Babe then goes about copying Fly’s mannerisms and he is determined to become a sheep pig. Babe’s journey throughout the book is very enjoyable as the reader wills him on to succeed. The story deals with a lot of issues that are appropriate to a primary audience. Fly’s assumption that all non canine animals are stupid is quickly disproven once she met Babe. This shows children that we cannot base ideas on people by appearances only. Furthermore the way in which Babe treats the sheep shows that he does not judge others by their appearances. King-Smith has written some brilliant dialogue within the book that really helps bring the story to life. Furthermore the characters are excellently described and relatable. I would really enjoy reading this book to children in year 2 to upper key stage two as I think it is a very important story with themes that are important for all children.
Read information about the authorDick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books.
Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does.
Among his well-loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig, which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Dick lived with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.
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