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610 First Street, Shop 4 Napa, California 707-266-1832
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The Peculiar Pig // Oxbow Commons Story Time

This special outdoor story time will be held on the lawn of Oxbow Commons just over the Oxbow Public Market wall, next to the river. The reading will begin at 11:00, and the authors will move into our shop within the market for an hour of signing around 11:45.

The sweet, funny story of a dachshund puppy who learns it is fine to be different from her piglet siblings.

There was a different sort of piglet in the pigpen one cool spring morning.

That “different” one is named Penny, and she’s really not a piglet at all…she’s a puppy. A puppy who gets longer and longer as her piglet siblings get bigger and bigger. Penny doesn’t understand why she’s different—she only knows that Mama Pig loves her just the same as the rest of the litter. Penny’s siblings are baffled by her peculiar behavior—like digging with her paws instead of her snout, and especially her loud, sharp oink. Good thing Penny likes all the sounds she can make, and when danger strikes and her peculiarities prove to be strengths, the piglets see that sometimes it’s good to be a little different!

Joy Steuerwald also illustrated the board book Moo (by Jaye Garnett), and works as an artist and animator. She is a graduate of San Jose State University's Illustration and Animation program. Her muses are a miniature short-haired Dachshund and a small human boy. She lives in Fremont, California.



Event address: 
610 First St
Shop 4
Napa, CA 94559
The Peculiar Pig Cover Image
By Joy Steuerwald, Joy Steuerwald (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399548871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 18th, 2019

* "An excellent, gently told addition to anti-bullying, adoption, and individuality storytimes."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

There was a different sort of piglet in the pigpen one cool spring morning.