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The Book Hog

Written & illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Published by Disney-Hyperion
5.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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Mar 26, 2019
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What's The Book Hog About

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The Book Hog loves books-the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell-and he’ll grab whatever he can find. There’s only one problem: he can’t read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are. Geisel Medalist Greg Pizzoli presents a new character who is sure to steal your heart in this picturebook full of humorous charm and vivid illustrations.

What Kind of Book is The Book Hog

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Potty Humor: In one image the main character is looking at a book while sitting on a toilet.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

Quotes from The Book Hog

  • “He loved the way they smelled, and the way the pages felt in his hooves.”
  • “He heard many stories, some funny, some sad, some kind of in-between.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The Book Hog loved books even before he could read them. He loved the way they looked and smelled. What are some of your favorite things about books?

  • The Book Hog was a little surprised by the librarian’s offer to read books together. He brought her a lot of books to read, and learned to enjoy the stories inside. Why do you love to read books, either alone or with others?

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
5.75 / 7.0
B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.0 / 7.0
The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
5.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote The Book Hog

author & illustrator
Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli is an author, an illustrator, and a printmaker. His picture books include The Watermelon Seed; Good Night Owl; Tricky Vic; and North, South, East, West, which was also written by Margaret Wise Brown. When not traveling on trains, he can be found at home in Philadelphia with his wife, their dog, and two cats. Visit him at

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What Do Critics Say About The Book Hog

  • “There are wonderful details . . . spines of the books go from fuzzy lines to actual titles when the Book Hog learns to read.”

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  • “There’s nothing especially new here, but the good-natured celebration of books, reading, and libraries will charm fellow bibliophiles, and the author’s fans will enjoy making another anthropomorphic animal friend.”

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Book Details

Publication Date:
March 26, 2019

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