The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve JenkinsThe True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig by Steve Jenkins

The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig

bySteve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane

Picture Books | March 6, 2018

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The true story of social media sensation Esther the Wonder Pig and her two dads that inspired the New York Times bestselling memoir for adults is now available in a picture book with adorable illustrations and a message of love.

When Steve and Derek adopted a mini pig named Esther, they had no idea that she would turn out to be not-so-mini after all. When her new family saw just how big and wonderful Esther really was, they fell in love--and their lives changed forever. Esther would soon grow too large for her bed, and their small apartment. She got into everything, including her neighbor's tasty garden. So the whole family moved from a small apartment to a big farm, where Esther and her animal friends could fit happily (and get into a little less mischief). Eventually, that farm would become the Happily Esther After animal sanctuary, home to rescued animals of all kinds.
STEVE JENKINS and DEREK WALTER are among the world's most popular and successful animal activists. They founded the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in 2014 in Ontario, Canada where they continue to rescue abandoned and abused animals. Their memoir Esther the Wonder Pig was a New York Times bestseller, and this is their first pict...
Title:The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder PigFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 6, 2018Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316554766

ISBN - 13:9780316554763


Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a sweet book! I love Esther and check her out on Facebook. This book is a very touching and sweet intro to her adoption. I love reading it with my son who is adopted with two dads. It has a lovely message, awesome illustrations and it benefits sweet Esther!
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kindness is Magic, Kindness is Love This true story about Esther the Wonder Pig and her dads Steve and Derek is heart warming and beautiful. By the end of this book every time I read it to kids in my library, the chant ..."and it was love" at the end of each page. Wonderful message about kindness, inclusiveness and diversity. Family's come in all shapes and sizes.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read This lovely amazing story needs to be on every little ones bookshelf. Such an adorable story to read with fantastic illustrations. I can't wait for more to be added to this series.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A big pig needs big love When Esters dads adopted her they thought they were getting a mini pig. They fell in love with her the instant they saw her, however, mini she was not. As she grew she got in big trouble, but still all they felt for her was bigger love. Cute illustrations follow her antics as she blossoms to 650 pounds.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book This is such a great book for children and adults. The illustrations are really well done, and the story teaches children that family's came come in all different shapes and sizes and that love and kindness is what matters. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book with a wonderful message to share : ) This is a lovely story with adorable art and a beautiful message at its heart: that families come in all shapes and sizes! The story of Esther and her dads is a truly moving one, and I look forward to introducing my kids to it through this more easily accessed format. Beautiful artwork and a sweet, funny story that will last. Definitely recommending to all my friends and family with kids.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Esther's story for wee ones I first wrote about Esther the Wonder Pig back in 2016 when Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter inadvertently ended up living with a full sized pig instead of the mini-pig they thought they were raising. Esther changed their lives - and the lives of many others. (my review) The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig, written by Steve and Derek with Caprice Crane, is a retelling of Esther's story in a children's picture book format. It was perfect for Gramma and Little Guy storytime. We had to stop at the forward for awhile as there is an actual photograph of Esther in a bathtub that fascinated him. I had to promise that we would go on the computer after we read the book to look at more pictures of Esther. The first read through had us guessing how big the pig was going to get. And where would she sleep as she keeps outgrowing her beds? What will they do next? There are many themes and ideas to explore with subsequent readings. Love, animal rescue, pets and families of all shapes and sizes. Having read the adult version, I wondered if the picture would touch on veganism, but did not - that's a much heavier topic for a young one. Cori Doerrfeld's illustrations are playful. She gives Esther expressions that can be 'read' by a child - most of then being happy. Steve and Derek's expressions are also easy to interpret. The colour palette used is bright and appealing, as are the illustrations. Doerrfeld has captured Esther's story with her illustrations. Little Guy was quite taken with Esther and I am sure this is one book we'll be reading again. And the burning question that we had to investigate after reading? Can a pig really smile?
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fro my son I picked this book up after reading the adult version for my son as i know he would truly get a laugh just as much as i did if not more!
Date published: 2017-10-13

Editorial Reviews

"A good example of narrative nonfiction for the youngest students and...a lovely story about love. This would make a good, humorous addition to collections."-School Library Connection