From Charlotte’s Web to Babe, pigs have been the stars of children’s literature and movies for decades. But why do kids love learning about pigs so much?
Perhaps it’s because these intelligent and curious animals remind them of their playful energy. Or maybe it’s the fact that piglets are so cute and snuggly.
Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that pigs have captured children’s hearts everywhere.
With their unique oinks and friendly demeanor, pigs are fascinating creatures kids love learning about and interacting with.
Whether visiting a petting zoo or snuggling up with a good book, the magic of pigs never seems to wear off for young ones, so next time your child asks to learn more about these lovable animals, dive right in and explore the wonderful world of pigs together!
How do I make learning about pigs fun?
Learning about pigs may seem boring initially, but with a little creativity, it can be a fun and engaging experience!
Start by watching videos of piglets running and playing, or take a trip to a local farm to see these intelligent animals up close.
You can also turn learning into a game by creating a pig-themed puzzle or scavenger hunt.
Finally, read books or watch movies featuring pigs as lovable characters, such as the classic “Charlotte’s Web” or “Babe.”
With these fun approaches to learning, you’ll become an expert on pigs while having a great time!
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What is a fun fact about pigs?
Did you know that pigs are actually very intelligent animals? In fact, they are ranked as the fifth smartest animal behind chimpanzees, dolphins, and elephants.
They have the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror, solve puzzles, and even perform tricks. Additionally, pigs have a keen sense of smell and are often used in law enforcement to detect drugs and explosives.
Despite their reputation as dirty animals, pigs are quite clean and have a natural instinct to keep their living spaces tidy.
So, the next time you come across a pig, remember they are very smart!
Who needs a treasure map when you have a pirate pig with a nose for gold? Stout Sam and his deckhand, Pip, find a pig washed up in a barrel on the beach. They want to keep her as a pet, but they soon realize Julie is no ordinary pig. She can sniff out treasure! What happens if Barracuda Bill, the greediest and meanest pirate who ever sailed the seas, hears about Julie’s special talent?
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. This is probably the most iconic out of this entire list of Pig Books for Kids!
A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble!
Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet.
The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home.
A member of the amazing Boynton on Board series that has over 21 million copies in print, Perfect Piggies! also comes with a free downloadable song. Reminiscent of a cappella swing, it’s a celebration of the homey—of beauty in the eye of the beholder, of sunshine and fresh air, and a place to put up our hooves when the day is done. And, of course, the catching energy and rhythmic language of a beloved original:
We are all perfect piggies and we know what we need. It’s really very simple, very simple indeed: a troughful of food, a place in the sun, and a little bit of comfort when the day is done.
The three little pigs have never looked so cute and the big bad wolf never looked so bad in this retelling of the classic fairy tale! Vintage Disney artwork from the 1940s makes this book an important addition to every Little Golden Book collector’s library.
Kids already know about the huffing, puffing wolf and the headaches he caused the three little pigs. But how does the classic fairy tale change when it's told by the wolf himself? This lighthearted first-person narrative entertains, subtly teaches the idea of point of view, and supports Common Core standards all at once.
Babe is a sensitive soul, deeply loyal to those who are kind to him. So when he is taken in by Farmer Hogget's sheepdog, Fly, it's only natural that he would want to follow in his foster mum's paw-steps. Even with Babe's considerable handicaps as a sheepdog--namely, that he's a pig--he manages to overcome all with his earnestly polite and soft-spoken ways, proving once again that might doesn't always make right. After saving the sheep from rustlers and wild dogs, Babe convinces Hogget that his idea of becoming a sheep-pig "b'aint so stupid" as it might look. But neither Hogget nor Babe, nor anyone else, could have predicted what follows.
Beginning readers will delight in this funny tale. Gerald and Piggie are celebrating "The day of the pig" with pig songs, pig dances, pig food, pig games, and friends wishing one another "oinky, oink oink," which is "pig for Happy Pig Day!" Gerald the elephant seems genuinely interested in this celebration until Piggie's friends start speaking "pig" and he feels left out.
Learn about teacup pigs in this fact-and-photo-filled book that captures all the charm of these adorable animals! This new nonfiction reader will teach kids about the breed, how to train them, and how to take good care of these unique animals.
If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles...
Readers will delight in the story of an accommodating little girl who tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig.