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$17.99  $16.55
Greenwillow Books
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9.5 X 0.5 X 9.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Matt Phelan is the author and artist of the picture books Pignic and Druthers, as well as the acclaimed middle grade novel Knights vs. Dinosaurs and its two sequels, Knights vs. Monsters and Knights vs. the End (of Everything ). He has also written and illustrated several award-winning and best-selling middle grade graphic novels: Snow White, The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton, and Around the World. Matt Phelan lives with his family in Pennsylvania.


"Phelan creates artistic magic with warm watercolors with a pastel palette of soft blues and pinks. Generous white space surrounds each frame. Designs in spread and panels move the story forward dramatically to illustrate that it was a perfect day for a pignic."--Booklist
"Minimal text and sweet, playful pencil-and-watercolor art...show Phelan's hardy porcine heroes as they valiantly set out on a worthy quest...The warm, nearly wordless story is a nice choice for young listeners...A seemingly effortless story replete with gentle humor and examples of resilience, helpfulness, and flexibility."--Kirkus Reviews
"With the simplest of texts and lighthearted, luminous watercolors, Phelan lets readers find parallels between their own outdoor festivities and those of his characters. ...readers will wish their own picnics could end in a similarly messy manner, and even more will adore the easygoing exuberance of Phelan's story."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"One line of text keeps things simple for young readers, but the story is also nicely unpredictable and satisfyingly dependent on the illustrations...watercolors make the sun, wind, rand, and mud feel tangible, and hoorays abound until the adorable, happily filthy little pigs return home at sunset.--The Horn Book
"Perfect for short attention spans. Soft, fuzzy illustrations depict cherubic, rosy-cheeked pigs having a wonderful time...the composition and pacing are superb. A stellar offering for the younger set, whether shared in storytime or read one-on-one."--School Library Journal (starred review)