Little Pig Saves the Ship

by David Hyde Costello

Little Pig’s older siblings are going to sailing camp for a week, but Little... read more

Little Pig’s older siblings are going to sailing camp for a week, but Little Pig is too young. His oldest brother gives him a piece of rope and a book on sailors’ knots to practice with while they’re gone. That’s how Little Pig spends Saturday before his grandpas, Grandpa and Poppy, arrive. On Sunday, Little Pig and Poppy work on the model ship Poppy is making for him. On Monday, and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday, Little Pig and Poppy sail the ship. But on Saturday, the ship gets blown off course. There’s a mad dash to save it as it goes over the waterfall and downstream. Poppy isn’t fast enough and the ship is getting away from him when Little Pig has a big idea: He uses the rope, and a knot, to capture the ship and save the day. Even his brothers and sisters, arriving home from camp, are impressed. A warm story charmingly captures imaginative play, a big, loving family, and what it’s like to be the youngest. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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