A charming story of family and a day on the water
Out on Blue Lake with his parents Old Goat and Turkey, Small Pig is ready for an adventure. “I’m Captain Commander!” Small Pig said. “Aye aye, Captain Small Pig!” yawned Old Goat. “You are in charge of this boat!” But Small Pig soon tires of rowing and falls asleep. Before they know it, the boat is drifting across the lake, and grumpy Turkey is in for a soaking!
Martin Waddell’s quirky tale, coupled with Susan Varley’s evocative illustrations, makes for a gentle bedtime story filled with quiet adventure.
About the Author
Martin Waddell is the acclaimed author of many books for children, including Captain Small Pig, Can’t You Sleep, Little Bear? and Owl Babies. He received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2004 and is a two-time winner of the Smarties Book Prize. He lives in Northern Ireland.
Susan Varley is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Boy Who Thought He Was a Teddy Bear, Captain Small Pig,The Monster Bed, and The Monster Storm (both written by Jeanne Willis). She is also the author-illustrator of Badger’s Parting Gifts, which has sold more than a half a million copies worldwide and received numerous awards. Varley lives in England.