Written my Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

A retelling of the classic “Old Woman and the Pig“ illustrated with 19th Century style illustrations.
In this tale, Aunt Pitty Patty asks her young niece Nelly to go fetch help. It is Nelly who implores a dog to bite the pig, a stick to hit the dog, a fire to burn the stick, water to douse the fire, and so on. In the end, just as in the traditional retelling, the pig does go through the gate, and Nelly, Aunt Pitty Patty, and their friend Farmer Brown settle down to a fine meal...under the watchful eye of the obstinate pig. A great bedtime tale. (Ages 4-8)

*American Booksellers Association's Kid's Pick-Picture Books List
*Starred review, Booklist


“With [its] old-fashioned pastoral setting...this retelling of an old cumulative folktale is great for reading aloud and joining in...the creatures' expressions and body language add to the fun, as stubborn disobedience and antisocial behavior give way to a hilarious community effect.” — Starred review, Booklist

“A winning read-aloud for storyhour selection.” — School Library Journal

“Narrative and art pull equal weight in this cheerful reworking.” — Publishers Weekly

“Here's a new recipe for an old favorite:...[a] comic saga of willful disobedience in a bucolic nineteenth-century landscape with sunflowers blooming in Aunt Pitty Patty's garden...Yield: one picture book, good nutritional value.” — Horn Book

“This humorous tale, told in rhythm and rhyme,...children will enjoy the repetitive phrases and the charming 19th-century illustrations.” — Association for Childhood Education International