Business Pig

By Andrea Zuill (Author), Andrea Zuill (Author)


Pub Date 9/4/2018

ISBN 9781454926849

Format Hardcover Picture Book



Business Pig

by Andrea Zuill, Andrea Zuill
“Jasper the Business Pig makes the sale with silliness and charm.” —Kirkus

Jasper would rather draw graphs than play in the mud. Can this cutie pig find someone to adopt him who means business, too?

Right from the start, everyone at the barnyard could tell Jasper wasn’t like his siblings: “I believe what we have here is a gen-u-WINE Business Pig!” No wallowing in the mud or rooting for grubs for Jasper; he’d rather help with the bookkeeping or conduct a meeting. Though everyone at the animal sanctuary loves him, Jasper longs for a forever home. But no matter how many business cards he hands out, no one wants to adopt him. Can this above-average pig find his special person to cut deals with?
“When Jasper the pig was born, the volunteers at the farm sanctuary noticed that something was a little bit…different. Maybe it was the three-piece suit he sported and his preference to bookkeeping over playing in the mud. Either way, Jasper's business sense leads him to tackle the greatest project of all time: getting himself adopted. Will Jasper's charts, résumés, and unique marketing strategies pay off? Zuill pulls double duty as author and illustrator, and her vibrant colored-ink drawings pair well with the text. Somehow, she makes a suit-wearing piglet look confident and cute at the same time. The sly humor mixed with a happy ending will be best enjoyed by those who love Marla Frazee's The Boss Baby (2010). . . . this story about a sweet, porky entrepreneur who brokers the deal of a lifetime could lend itself well to a silly storytime.” —Booklist

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Andrea Zuill’s art was exhibited in galleries in California, Texas, and New York, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Brand Library gallery, where she won the Disney Imagineering Award. A member of the SCBWI, she won the 2010 SCBWI Mentorship Award. Andrea is the author of Wolf Camp (Schwartz & Wade), Dance Is for Everyone, and Marigold & Daisy (both Sterling). She lives in the San Diego area.

Title Details

Pages 32 pages, all in color

Trim 8.5 x 10.8 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Picture Books

Age Range 3 to 7

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