Captain Small Pig

Martin Waddell (Author) Susan Varley (Illustrator)


A charming story of family and a day on the water
Out on Blue Lake with his parents Old Goat and Turkey, Small Pig is ready for an adventure. "I'm Captain Commander!" Small Pig said. "Aye aye, Captain Small Pig!" yawned Old Goat. "You are in charge of this boat!" But Small Pig soon tires of rowing and falls asleep. Before they know it, the boat is drifting across the lake, and grumpy Turkey is in for a soaking!
Martin Waddell's quirky tale, coupled with Susan Varley's evocative illustrations, makes for a gentle bedtime story filled with quiet adventure.

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2010
10.96 X 0.37 X 9.28 inches | 0.89 pounds
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About the Author

Martin Waddell is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? and the other Little Bear books, illustrated by Barbara Firth, Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, and Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson. He lives in Northern Ireland.
Susan Varley was born in Blackpool, England, in 1961, and studied illustration and graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic. She is the author-illustrator of Badger's Parting Gifts, for which she won the Mother Goose Award as the most exciting newcomer to British children's book illustration.


"Captain Small Pig will entice readers with its droll characterizations and splendid pictures."
"The animals' love for Small Pig is abundantly evident in Varley's light-infused pen-and-ink art, which emphasizes the tenderness of their interactions and the tranquility of the setting."
"This book pleases at every level."
"Skillfully composed pen-and-ink illustrations lend an old-fashioned feeling to this gentle story, enlivening it with details"