The Book Hog (Hardcover)

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By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
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“I absolutely adore Greg Pizzoli! His signature bright and bold style brings this heartfelt tale about an illiterate book-lovin’ hog to life! The Book Hog is a beautiful love letter to librarians, who work so hard to put books into children’s hands, encourage and inspire readers, and open their doors to the world. A delightful read, perfect for story time!”
— Eugenia Vela, BookPeople, Austin, TX


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.

Greg Pizzoli, master of read-aloud fun and three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient, introduces a character sure to steal kids' hearts using his signature cheerful colors and lighthearted narrative style.

"Even non-Book-Hogs should have this one. It's that good." --Jon Klassen, Caldecott Medal winner for This Is Not My Hat

"A book that readers will be eager to hog." --Booklist

Don't miss these other favorite books by Greg Pizzoli:
The Watermelon Seed
Good Night Owl
Number One Sam
Templeton Gets His Wish
This Story is For You
The Twelve Days of Christmas

About the Author

Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator, and screen printer. He is the author of This Story Is for You, The 12 Days of Christmas, Good Night Owl, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, Templeton Gets His Wish, Number One Sam, and The Watermelon Seed, which received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Visit him at

Praise For…

"Even non-Book-Hogs should have this one. It's that good."—Jon Klassen, Caldecott Medal winner for This Is Not My Hat

"The good-natured celebration of books, reading, and libraries will charm fellow bibliophiles."—Kirkus Reviews

"A book that readers will be eager to hog."—Booklist

"Kids will get the clear message that libraries are great places to get comfy with books as well as to read them--and also that any library with room for a scooter-riding porker has room for you."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781368036894
ISBN-10: 1368036899
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 26th, 2019
Pages: 48
Language: English