When real Piglet the pup came home, they knew that the place was going to be their forever home. And unlike the humans of the picture book I read, the real-world humans, took a little more convincing. But either way, Piglet Comes Home: How a Deaf Blind Pink Puppy Found His Family was the result.
Melissa Shapiro’s character bring homes a puppy. Well, at least the other dogs (all rescues) think it is a puppy. It is terribly pink, blind, and deaf. It looks more like a pig than a dog. And the noises the poor thing is making! Still, they know that here is a new sibling, and it is their job to make them feel at home. But Piglet is not sure of things. There are feeling strange feelings, they are alone, afraid. That is until the oldest doggie realizes what to do. Then each one (despite how big or little) do what they do best: share toys, snacks, get the others out of trouble, and help Piglet to fit in.
This story works on many levels, new places, new adventures, siblings, new baby, adoption, and people/animals with special needs. There is a lot going on, but also just a sweet story about a puppy who found a home and took a little time adjust. This unfolds with the text of Shapiro and the cute illustrations of Ellie Snowdon, which are as sweet as the story. They are not overly bold but get the point across. There is not a lot of details but what is needed to get the job done.
An afterwards by the contributors shows the real-life inspiration behind this tail.