Esther the Wonder Pig Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Esther the Wonder Pig


  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455560776

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Esther the Wonder Pig Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.

Esther the Wonder Pig Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Esther the Wonder Pig


  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-06-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925475029

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Esther the Wonder Pig Excerpt :

In the bestselling tradition of Marley and Me, a funny, heartwarming and inspiring true story of how one adorable little pig changed her owners’ lives forever. When an old friend called animal lover Steve Jenkins and begged him to take in an adorable ‘micro’ piglet, he couldn’t say no. Although he knew his partner Derek would be far from thrilled about him adopting yet another stray, the idea of owning a cute little piglet was impossible to resist. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek’s lives forever. Esther turned out to be beyond adorable but there was nothing ‘micro’ about her, and Steve and Derek realised that they had signed on to raise a blooming full-sized pig. Within three years, tiny Esther tipped the scales at a whopping 270 kilograms. After some growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and founded the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek’s excellent adventure – from reluctant pig parents to two of the world’s most successful and beloved animal rights activists, alongside the magnificent Esther, a social media star with millions of fans around the globe.

Esther the Wonder Pig Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Esther the Wonder Pig


  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-05-31
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455560776

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Esther the Wonder Pig Excerpt :

Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig


  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316554725

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The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig Excerpt :

The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a picture book with adorable illustrations and a message of love. When Steve and Derek adopted a mini pig named Esther, they had no idea that she would turn out to be not-so-mini after all. When her new family saw just how big and wonderful Esther really was, they fell in love--and their lives changed forever. Esther would soon grow too large for her bed, and their small apartment. She got into everything, including her neighbor's tasty garden. So the whole family moved from a small apartment to a big farm, where Esther and her animal friends could fit happily (and get into a little less mischief). Eventually, that farm would become the Happily Esther After animal sanctuary, home to rescued animals of all kinds.

Happily Ever Esther Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Happily Ever Esther


  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538728123

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Happily Ever Esther Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling authors and loving owners of Esther the Wonder Pig, comes a memoir about their new life on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, which is anything but boring. Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for other animals and just live happily ever after... Or so they thought. People often think about giving it all up and just moving to a farm. In theory it sure does sound great. But as Derek and Steve quickly realized, the realities of being a farmer--especially when you have never lived on a farm let alone outside of the city--can be frantic, crazy, and even insane. Not only are they adjusting to farm life and dutifully taking care of their pig-daughter Esther (who by the way lives in the master bedroom of their house), but before they knew it their sanctuary grew to as many as 42 animals, including: pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows, roosters, a peacock, a duck, a horse, a donkey, and a barn cat named Willma Ferrell. Written with joy and humor, and filled with delicious Esther-approved recipes dispersed throughout the book, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere.

Our Farm Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Our Farm


  • Author : Maya Gottfried
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-04-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375985546

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Our Farm Excerpt :

Maya the cow, J.D. the piglet, Hilda the sheep, and a dozen more animals all speak directly to the reader, showing off their unique personalities in this wonderful collection of poems. Master watercolorist Robert Rahway Zakanitch provides a portrait that perfectly captures the essence of each creature. Together the poems and paintings add up to a picture of life on the friendliest farm around. Maya Gottfried based her poems on real animals from Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured or abused farm animals with locations in New York and California.

Why We Love and Exploit Animals Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Why We Love and Exploit Animals


  • Author : Kristof Dhont
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351181426

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Why We Love and Exploit Animals Excerpt :

This unique book brings together research and theorizing on human-animal relations, animal advocacy, and the factors underlying exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Why do we both love and exploit animals? Assembling some of the world’s leading academics and with insights and experiences gleaned from those on the front lines of animal advocacy, this pioneering collection breaks new ground, synthesizing scientific perspectives and empirical findings. The authors show the complexities and paradoxes in human-animal relations and reveal the factors shaping compassionate versus exploitative attitudes and behaviors towards animals. Exploring topical issues such as meat consumption, intensive farming, speciesism, and effective animal advocacy, this book demonstrates how we both value and devalue animals, how we can address animal suffering, and how our thinking about animals is connected to our thinking about human intergroup relations and the dehumanization of human groups. This is essential reading for students, scholars, and professionals in the social and behavioral sciences interested in human-animal relations, and will also strongly appeal to members of animal rights organizations, animal rights advocates, policy makers, and charity workers.

Little Bunny Foo Foo Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Little Bunny Foo Foo


  • Author : Cori Doerrfeld
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Fairies
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101997741

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Little Bunny Foo Foo Excerpt :

Reveals the reason Little Bunny Foo Foo has been bopping field mice on the head, and why the Good Fairy should be more careful.

We re All Wonders Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

We re All Wonders


  • Author : R. J. Palacio
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524766511

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We re All Wonders Excerpt :

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio. Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and have joined the movement to Choose Kind. Now younger readers can meet Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. Countless fans have asked R. J. Palacio to write a book for younger readers. With We’re All Wonders, she makes her picture-book debut as both author and artist, with a spare, powerful text and striking, richly imagined illustrations. Palacio shows readers what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world—a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way. We’re All Wonders may be Auggie’s story, but it taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It’s the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children. Praise for Wonder: A #1 New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Top 100 Bestseller An Indie Bestseller A Time Magazine 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time Selection A Washington Post Best Kids’ Book A Parents Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year A New York Times Book Review Notable Book An NPR Outstanding Backseat Book Club Pick An Entertainment Weekly 10 Great Kids’ Books Selection A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editors’ Choice An E. B. White Read Aloud Award Winner An ALA Notable Book A Bank Street Best Book of the Year An IRA-CBC Teachers’ Choice A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Christopher Award Winner “A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.”

This Golden Fleece Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

This Golden Fleece


  • Author : Esther Rutter
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783784370

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This Golden Fleece Excerpt :

“A book about wool and sheep, the making of Scotland, England and farming, textile manufacture, folklore and, crucially, the essential craft of knitting.” —Janice Galloway, author of Jellyfish Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter—who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child—travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool’s long history here. She unearths fascinating histories of communities whose lives were shaped by wool, from the mill workers of the Border countries, to the English market towns built on profits of the wool trade, and the Highland communities cleared for sheep farming; and finds tradition and innovation intermingling in today’s knitwear industries. Along the way, she explores wool’s rich culture by knitting and crafting culturally significant garments from our history—among them gloves, a scarf, a baby blanket, socks and a fisherman’s jumper—reminding us of the value of craft and our intimate relationship with wool. This Golden Fleece is at once a meditation on the craft and history of knitting, and a fascinating exploration of wool’s influence on our landscape, history and culture. “Wondrous.” —BBC Countryfile “A yarn well told.” —The Irish Times “A compelling literary journey through the social history of wool in the British Isles.” —Karen Lloyd, author of The Gathering Tide “[Rutter’s] stops on her journey around Britain also knit together the past and the present, the social, historical and the personal, in an altogether engaging way.” —Books from Scotland

How Tickles Saved Pickles Book

How Tickles Saved Pickles


  • Author : Maddie Johnson
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 1534436626

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How Tickles Saved Pickles Excerpt :

Esther the Wonder Pig meets Little Book of Sloth in this charming true story about the adorable Instagram stars, Pickles the pig and his friend—the hog-turned-hero—Tickles. Pickles the Pig (@LivingwithPickles) has been featured on The Dodo, Inside Edition, and People! Pickles is a pig, rescued as a wee one and now living it up at his forever home. But one day Pickles becomes very sick. His only hope? One big sow with an even bigger heart on a faraway farm…but will she get to Pickles in time? Learn the true story about one extraordinary pig and his savior in this inspiring photographic picture book!

Stupid and Contagious Book
Score: 3
From 32 Ratings

Stupid and Contagious


  • Author : Caprice Crane
  • Publisher : 5 Spot
  • Release Date : 2008-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446551045

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Stupid and Contagious Excerpt :

In this hilarious, romantic comedy, two twenty-something neighbors embark on a zany mission to meet the founder of Starbucks, and in doing so, find each other.

Prissy   Pop  Big Day Out Book

Prissy Pop Big Day Out


  • Author : Melissa Nicholson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0062439952

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Prissy Pop Big Day Out Excerpt :

The adorable mini-pigs and Instagram sensations Prissy and Pop (@Prissy_Pig) star in their very own picture book! All Pop wants to do is go to the beach. But Prissy has other plans. After a trip to the garden, a stop at the market, and a zip through the playground, will silly Pop ever get his wish? Join these two little piggies on a fun-filled adventure in this full-color photographic picture book. An author’s note is included in the back of the book along with a fun facts section about Prissy and Pop.

Goodbye  Friend  Hello  Friend  Book

Goodbye Friend Hello Friend


  • Author : Cori Doerrfeld
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525554370

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Goodbye Friend Hello Friend Excerpt :

From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and the wonder that new beginnings can bring. Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin. It follows two best friends as they say goodbye to snowmen, and hello to stomping in puddles. They say goodbye to long walks, butterflies, and the sun...and hello to long evening talks, fireflies, and the stars. But the hardest goodbye of all comes when one of the friends has to move away. Feeling alone isn't easy, and sometimes new beginnings take time. But even the hardest days come to an end, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.

The Rabbit Listened Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Rabbit Listened


  • Author : Cori Doerrfeld
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735231139

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The Rabbit Listened Excerpt :

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small—now a New York Times bestseller and a perfect gift for any special occasion When something sad happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn't feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that's not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to act, and one by one they fail to offer comfort. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen . . . which is just what Taylor needs. With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustration, The Rabbit Listened is about how to comfort and heal the people in your life, by taking the time to carefully, lovingly, gently listen.