The True Adventure of Esther the Wonder Pig

The True Adventure of Esther the Wonder Pig”

Based on a true story about a rescued pig, Esther’s two dads were told she was a mini pig. But there was nothing mini about Esther.

She grew and grew and grew.

Esther often got into mischief. She made a mess in the garden.

She sneaked into the freezer and ate all the ice pops. But she would look into her dads’ eyes and that smile…it was love.

Eventually Esther, at over six hundred pounds, outgrew their tiny house. Her two dads bought property and created the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary for rescued animals.

This book promotes creative nonfiction and humor.

TITLE: The True Adventure of Esther the Wonder Pig

AUTHOR: Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane

ILLUSTRATOR: Cori Doerrfield

PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company, 2018

AGE GROUP: 6-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: humor, creative nonfiction

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Imagine having a dinosaur as a pet. What adventures would you and your pet have? What mischief might your pet get into?

2) Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary is located in Canada. Explore animal sanctuaries in other countries. How do animal shelters in the United States differ and are similar than other countries’ shelter? What ways can you help rescued animals? 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about Esther the Pig, visit:

https://www.estherthewonderpig.com

To learn more about author Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane, visit:

http://www.stevejenkinsbooks.com

To learn more about Caprice Crane, visit:

http://www.capricecrane.com

To learn more about illustrator Cori Doerrfield, visit:

http://www.coridoerrfeld.com

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