The Sheep-Pig

The hilarious, inspirational tale of a chubby little piglet who dreams of herding sheep. When Babe, an orphan piglet, is won by Farmer Hoggett at a fair, he is quickly adopted by Fly, the farmyard sheep-dog. Inspired by Fly’s skill at herding sheep, Babe is determined to learn everything he can from his new mentor – even though the other animals laugh at him. He knows he’ll never be a sheep-dog. But can Babe prove himself against the odds, and become a true sheep-pig? Full of wonderful animal characters, this is an unforgettable story about defying obstacles and reaching for dreams.

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  • okay

    This is a great book about a pig called babe who wants to be a sheep dog. This is an exiting and funny book which is very good for young an confident readers.

    15 August 2016

  • loved it

    A great book about a pig called Babe. I love the film, but the book is even better!

    9 March 2013

  • A funny book about a little piggy wanting to be a sheep dog! great for young farmers :) great book

    5 March 2013

  • i love this book!¬!!!

    1 March 2012

  • loved it

    Loved this book. I saw the film first and enjoyed it, but when i read the book It was so much better than the film. Both sad and exciting a story of a pig who doesn’t know whether he’ll live or be eaten for xmas dinner.. Excellent.

    3 March 2011

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Authors

  • Dick king smith t 246

    Dick King-Smith

    Dick King Smith is the much-loved author of ‘farmyard fantasy’ books like the award-winning The Sheep-pig. He died in January 2011.

    Awards

    Dick has won many awards including The Guardian Fiction Award 1984 for The Sheep Pig, the Children’s Author of The Year 1992 and The Children’s Book Award 1995 for Harriet The Hare.

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