"THIS CLEVER AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED LITTLE GEM IS AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE. A GOLDEN NUGGET, FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS OF VARYING AGE LEVELS TO USE AS A STARTING POINT WHEN DISCUSSING MANY ISSUES..THANK YOU!"
-CAITRONA CURRAN, TEACHER
The Pig who Danced is a joyful story about acceptance and inclusion. Three little pigs run away from the farm only to be bullied by nasty, noisy, nervous crows that say they don’t belong in the woods. The three pigs react in different ways: Grisly gets mad and fearful; Mucky is sad and tearful; but Macduff has a different approach.
"This is a very sweet, simple story, both in text and illustration, yet evocative and relevant to our times. My six year old daughter loves it and reads it over and over. It would be useful in the primary classroom as part of readers workshop, writers workshop, and/or character development programs."
"This book is a useful allegory for teachers who must explain the current political environment to grade school children who may feel judged. It is about finding your unique talents and revelling in them. Very cute illustrations as well.
- Donna Collins
About the Authors
Emer Martin is a Dubliner who has lived in Paris, London, and the Middle East and in many places in the United States. She fled Ireland at age 17, finding it to be insular and oppressive, and began to wander through Europe. She was exhilarated and relieved to find herself alone in Paris drifting from cinema to cinema and finally discovering a tribe of wanderers, dreamers, refugees, and hustlers on the slopes of the Pompidou Centre. Her first novel, based on her travels was Breakfast in Babylon, described the life of a young Irishwoman in the Parisian underworld and won Book of the Year at the 1996 Listowel Writers' Week. More »