Pig and Small by Alex Latimer

Pig and SmallPig and Small by Alex Latimer

Description from Goodreads

Pig and Bug just want to be friends. But their size difference is proving to be a BIG problem. Pig wants to play games – but Bug is too small. Bug wants to make things for his friend – but Pig is too big! Just as they’ve given up all hope for their friendship, Pig has an idea But will it work? (Yes, it will!)

I gave this book four stars out of five

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this story, and the message behind it. It was a story of friendship between two very different creatures, a pig and a teeny weeny bug. Despite their obvious differences, in particular their sizes, they managed to eventually forge a great friendship, albeit after travelling a rocky road.

This story is a lot of fun for children and teaches some valuable life lessons. It is a tale of how true friendship ignores, or overlooks, immaterial differences between people, such as size. It shows how there are differences between us all, and that friendships have to be worked at and an effort made. It teaches children that we do not all enjoy the same things, or are able to do them, but that we can usually find some common ground.

The book is illustrated throughout with many great, fun pictures and will be enjoyed by children of all ages.

I would certainly recommend this book to parents looking for a fun, interesting story, that also provides a valuable lesson about friendship and getting on with others.

This review is based on a complimentary copy provided by Netgalley and the publisher.