I Love You Like a Pig

Mac Barnett (Author) Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)

Product Details

Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
September 19, 2017
8.3 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Mac Barnett is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, including Guess Again! and Chloe and the Lion (both illustrated by Adam Rex), and the New York Times bestseller Extra Yarn. He's on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. Mac lives in Oakland, California.

Greg Pizzoli is the author and illustrator of several books, including the Geisel Award-winning The Watermelon Seed, as well as Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower and Good Night Owl. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit him online at www.gregpizzoli.com


Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: "The stuff of kids' wildest dreams"--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: "A subversive take on the topic of manners that still manages to deliver a message about human decency."--The Horn Book
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: "[A] wild, relatable fantasy...This telling will resonate with (and tickle) the intended audience."--Booklist
Praise for THE MAGIC WORD: "Barnett's narration hits all the right wry notes...while Parsley's expressive, exaggerated drawings give the story the tight narrative arc, visual breeziness, and snappy comic rhythms."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for EXTRA YARN: "There's nothing to say but perfect."--Lane Smith, New York Times bestselling author of IT'S A BOOK
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: "A clever second collaboration between Barnett and Klassen... The prose is deadpan; the joke's all in Klassen's winsomely smudgy illustrations."--New York Times Book Review
Praise for EXTRA YARN: "Understated illustrations and prose seamlessly construct an enchanting and mysterious tale."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for EXTRA YARN: "Klassen's deadpan, stylized illustrations impeccably complement Barnett's quirky droll writing."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for RULES OF THE HOUSE: "Barnett and Myers have created a winning tale of sibling rivalry and, ultimately, loyalty. Barnett's trademark dry humor appears in full force, and Myers' illustrations are wonderfully detailed."--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for RULES OF THE HOUSE: "Readers will (probably) agree that even the most irritating siblings don't deserve to be cooked and eaten. As a rule."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: "Mind-blowing in the best possible way."--Horn Book (starred review)
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: "When Sam and Dave dig a hole, readers get 'something spectacular.'...Lucky readers--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE: "Barnett's comic voice is at its driest as he recounts that quintessential American childhood activity--the digging of the giant hole."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: "Gives off a deliciously Hitchockian air of high style and deep-seated dread. . . a story that speaks to the urbane existentialist/absurdist lurking in the heart of every reader."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: "Clever visual motifs, sly storytelling, and tight pacing make this a picture book that will be enjoyed by both children and their grown-ups."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: "McDonnell's graceful and simple cartoonlike illustrations mitigate the notes of paranoia and obsession in Barnett's deadpan text."--Horn Book (starred review)
Praise for THE SKUNK: "A daffy yet stylish readaloud with surprising performance possibilities."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"This nutty ode to affection has echoes of Ruth Krauss in its sensible absurdity."--Kirkus Reviews
"Love, joy, and ridiculous similes come together in this confectionary absurdity from noted talents Barnett and Pizzoli."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Encourages big, imaginative thinking."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)