I’m such a fan of the city atmosphere. It seems like almost all kids books take place in the country or suburbs. I’ve got to start off by saying that I have five children and understand the juggling act needed to keep all the balls in the air. I have to say that I would never let one of my kids keep a pig. Never, ever, ever.
That said here’s the synopsis: Josie wants to keep a pig that her brother has brought home. Her parents finally agree that she can keep it for awhile. Josie thinks that if she can keep the pig that long, her parents will fall in love with him and let her keep him. She trains him to use a litter box, and he gets along quite well with the family dog.
In the end, she has to find somewhere else for Hamlet because of the predictable issues with a pig in a crowded house in a city.
I think animal-loving kids will enjoy this and kids who are into gymnastics since there is a fair amount of that as well. It reminded me a bit of Charlotte’s Web.
The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City By Jodi Kendall