The Sheep Pig

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Author: Dick King-Smith

Age Range: Young Children

Period: Contemporary

Genres:  Animal


Babe, a piglet, is won by the farmer in the village show, and is adopted by the farm's sheepdog Fly. Babe wants to follow his “mother” and learns the working practices of a sheepdog, circumventing his lack of speed by being especially polite to the sheep who do whatever he asks. He also foils a gang of rustlers and chases of some dogs. The farmer eventually takes him to the national sheepdog trials.


An enjoyable children's book.

Tuesday 1st January 2002