Friday, February 14, 2014

Pigs Pigs Pigs

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. –Winston Churchill 

March 1 is National Pig Day! I just learned this. It is a day to celebrate all things pig. (Whether or not Pig Day includes the actual ingestion of pigs is up to you.) We at the library celebrate most events by highlighting the relevant material in our collection, and Pig Day is no exception. (Take a look at the bright pink display in the lobby!) 

Pigs have long captured the imagination, as the large number of books featuring porcine characters attests.Their keen intelligence, their love of good grub, and their snorty snuffly snouts have earned pigs an honored place in the canon of Western children's literature. Let’s take a moment, shall we, to run ID's on our most beloved pigs. 


Piglet 
The wimpiest pig known to man. Last seen in the Hundred Acre Woods. Known for such gems as, "Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump! Hoff, hoff, a Hellible Horralump! Holl, holl, a Hoffable Hellerump!" 

Wilbur 
Prize-winning porker inordinately fond of spiders. Received the following advice from one: “Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print.” 

Babe 
Best known for his appearance in the eponymous movie in which he performs amazing and unpiglike sheep herding skills. His reward? (Well, besides not being eaten?) Farmer Hoggins tells him, “That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.” 




Olivia 
Saucy piggy with a huge ego and a killer wardrobe. She’ll go far. 






Also this, because why not?




 

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