Illus. in full color. “Mr. Piggott and his sons are a male chauvinist lot who, outside of yelling for their dinner, don’t exercise themselves much around the house. When Mrs. Piggott finally tires of the endless chores that sandwich her workday, she leaves the menfolk on their own, with a note saying, ‘You are pigs.’ With the cooking and housework untended, they soon turn genuinely porcine, a transformation Browne foreshadows with pig faces on the wallpaper, vases, fireplace, phone. As in most of Browne’s art, there is more than a touch of irony and visual humor here. Fun to read aloud.”—Bulletin, Center for Children’s Books.
Anthony Browne is a former British Children’s Laureate, a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. He has written and illustrated more than forty books, including Gorilla, Little Beauty, and What If . . . ? Anthony Browne lives in Kent, England.