Thursday, March 01, 2007
National Pig Day!
Today is National Pig Day! Take your favorite pig to lunch--oh wait, wrong kind of pig! March 1 is the day to celebrate the flat-nosed, curly tailed animal that so often ends up as part of Carl's tuna and bacon sandwiches!
If you are home with your kids this school vacation week, spend some time today working on pig crafts and eating pigs-in-a-blanket.
What better way to spend National Pig Day than by reading about pigs? Kids' books are great sources of piggy characters. There's Ian Falconer's Olivia series [JP FAL]. Olivia is a pig with an attitude! There's the famous Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith [J KIN], source for the fabulous film, Babe [J VID BAB]. Readers just starting chapter books will enjoy a new series by Kate DiCamillo starring Mercy the pig [J DIC].
Of course, adult pig literature is represented by NH resident, Sy Montgomery's The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood [636.4 MON]. Several months ago, Montgomery spoke about her pig on NHPR. Give a listen!
Lastly, spread some piggy cheer by sending an ecard to a friend! Oink! Oink!
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 3:29 PM