Diana Lawrenson

— Writer —

Pickle the perfectly awful pig

Illustrated by Craig Smith

ABC Books

Presented on Playschool, ABC TV

Pickle is the smallest piglet in the litter. She needs someone to love her and feed her, so Jack takes her home. But before long Pickle grows bigger and bigger, causing all sorts of trouble…

A story about loyalty and keeping a promise.

Where did the idea for Pickle the perfectly awful pig come from?

A friend told me about a pet piglet she once had. Every day when she came home from school the piglet squealed a welcome. She took it for walks on a lead and slathered sun-cream on its back so its skin wouldn’t turn into pork crackling.