Sprig the Rescue Pig
Sprig the Rescue Pig
Written by Leslie Crawford, Illustrated by Sonja Stangl
Things aren't looking good for Sprig, who is packed into a fast-moving truck with dozens of other pigs. He doesn't know where they're going but his nose knows there's something better out there. So with one dramatic leap, or really more of a tumble, Sprig sets out on a pig-centered adventure that leads him to his new best friend, a girl named Rory. Inspired by true events, this light-hearted tale introduces kids to an intelligent and inquisitive pig who finds his way to a good life.
The book includes a bonus section called More About Pigs, where curious readers can learn that pigs are smart enough to play video games, enjoy sleeping in cozy pig piles, run really fast, and other amazing facts.
Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig, said of the book: "May Sprig help people to see what wonderful individuals pigs truly are."
Sprig the Rescue Pig is the first children's book in our series on farm animals. Our second one Gwen the Rescue Hen is also on sale now.
Target audience: Ages 4 to 7
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Size: 8 x 0.2 x 10
PRAISE & PRESS FOR SPRIG
The book, beautifully illustrated by Sonja Stangl, shows Sprig on a crowded truck that is taking him and other unsuspecting pigs to the slaughterhouse. Suddenly Sprig smells something delicious — so delicious that he must have it. Sprig jumps out of the truck to find the source of the smell, launching him on a set of adventures that leads Sprig to Rory, a young girl who adopts him. Eventually, as he grows in size, Sprig moves to an animal rescue farm...While Sprig the Rescue Pig stays away from the harsh details of industrialized farming, the book helps readers see pigs as much more than delicious strips of bacon.
-Frances Dinkelspiel, Leslie’s new book highlights the intelligence of pigs in a fun way! Berkeleyside
Inspired by a true story, Sprig is a fun, funny, and beautifully illustrated adventure tale with a happy ending.
—Children’s Books We Love, Mercy for Animals
Both Sprig and Gwen are awesome and radical and filled with hope, and couldn't have come into my life (and the world) at a better time. I can't wait to see which species of nonhuman animal Leslie Crawford and Sonja Stangl breathe life into next!
-Kelly Garbato, Good Reads
Well, let's see, we absolutely LOVE this book - the illustrations are just amazing, and we love the ending as well.
-Elisa Filka, Charlie’s Corner Bookstore
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A U T H O R & I L L U S T R A T O R
A journalist and editor for more than twenty years, Leslie Crawford has primarily written about health and education. It was thanks to her 12-year-old daughter Molly, who has never met an animal she doesn’t like, that Leslie developed an interest in writing about animals. Leslie lives in San Francisco with her two children, six chickens, four foster pigeons, and a bearded dragon lizard named Georgia.
Sonja Stangl is an artist and illustrator from Austria. She studied multimedia art in Salzburg and now lives and works in Vienna, where she happily illustrates stories for books and animation. Learn more about Sonja at inky.land.