Friday, April 08, 2016

Ten top unappreciated animal heroes

Swapna Haddow is the author of Dave Pigeon: How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (Most of) Your Feathers, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey. At the Guardian she tagged her top ten unappreciated animal heroes, including:
Babe from The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith and Ann Kronheimer

I don’t think it is possible to write a top 10 of animal stories without starting off with the godfather of brilliant animal fiction: Dick King Smith.

Babe couldn’t be further from the stereotype of pigs as the grotty, greedy, gruel-hogging farmyard bottom feeders. This orphaned piglet not only wins the hearts of Farmer Hogget and the animals on the farm and of course us, the readers, he perfects the art of shepherding proving that a pig can be so much more than just a swine.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue