Piggy Bunny

Rachel Vail; Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

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Most piglets want to be pigs when they grow up. Not Liam. He wants to be a bunny. Even if it takes a lot of practice to learn how to hop...and to eat salad. Even if no one believes that a piggy can be a bunny. With a lot of determination, and a little help from his grandma, Liam is determined to make his dream come true.

For children who put on a cape or a tutu, who dream of being someone or something different, Piggy Bunny offers a reassuring and fun opportunity to believe in themselves.



  • Piggy Bunny

    Meet Liam! He is a little pig who dreams of becoming The Easter Bunny! Being a bunny is not all fun and games, as Liam learns - it is hard work! But if you believe in yourself, you can do anything! Enjoy this teaser trailer to Rachel Vail and Jeremy Tankard's adorable picture book - available Winter 2012 from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group



Praise for Piggy Bunny

“This will be an enjoyably loopy and stealthily reassuring readaloud any time of the year, and it would make a terrifically offbeat Easter entry.”--BCCB, starred
“Picture books about pigs and bunnies are perennial kid favorites, and this one, which contains nice sentiments about believing in yourself, is likely to be enjoyed long after the Easter Bunny’s departure.” --Booklist

“A small piglet with a big dream—to be the Easter Bunny—will have readers laughing out loud in this spunky outing about self-esteem.”--Publishers Weekly

In the Press

PIGGY BUNNY by Rachel Vail, Jeremy Tankard | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of PIGGY BUNNY . Another entry in the well-populated genre of animals that experience an existential crisis features a pig who wants to be the Easter Bunny.
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  • Rachel Vail; Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

  • Rachel Vail is the author of numerous novels and picture books, including Gorgeous, Ever After, Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, Righty and Lefty, and Justin Case. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. You can visit her on the Web at www.rachelvail.com.

    Jeremy Tankard was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and has lived in South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee before making his home in Canada. His books include Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird (both for Scholastic) and Me Hungry! (Candlewick). Praise for his work includes: "He's a talented little oaf" (his mom), and "I love the magic noodly bits!" (some art director for some magazine). 

  • Rachel Vail
    Rachel Vail


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Available Formats and Book Details

Piggy Bunny

Rachel Vail; Illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)


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