Pigs and a Blanket by James Burks


Okay, let’s start with the obvious attraction of this book: it’s called Pigs and a Blanket (by James Burks) and the cover features two pigs literally in a blanket.

pigs and a blanketIf you don’t appreciate that play on words, then I just don’t know what makes you tick.

But aside from playing a popular turn of phrase (and a tasty snack), Pigs and a Blanket is a sweet story about two siblings and the beloved blanket that comes between them, despite their shared love of the item.

Charming, expressive illustrations bring the story to life — even tell the story in some parts, and are the key to what makes Pigs and a Blanket so wonderful and so successful as a children’s book.

The story is heartfelt, and something any child with siblings (or even close friends) can relate to: sharing. What’s more, it shows that the value in an object has less to do with the thing itself and more in what it brings into your life; or more precisely, who it brings into your life. And that the things you love most in life are best enjoyed with others.

Pigs and a Blanket is in stores now. Here is the official synopsis:

Pig siblings Henry and Henrietta love their green blanket. It is soft, it smells good, and it makes a great cape! As much as they each love playing with the blanket, they don’t love sharing it. Will ripping it in two solve all their problems?

Author/illustrator James Burks has created a funny, relatable, sweet story about two pigs who, despite their individual interests pulling them in different directions, really prefer to remain side by side.


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