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When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind hearted sheep dog Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly He knows he can t be a sheep dog But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep pig The Sheep-pig


About the Author: Dick King-Smith

Dick King Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children s books Dick writes mostly about animals farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does Among his well loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig, which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award Dick lived with his wife in a small 17th century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.



10 thoughts on “The Sheep-pig

  1. Ken Ken says:

    Read as part of the Rory Gil Reading Challenge.The charming tale that captured originally captured my imagination as a child due to the movie adaptation, it s the heart warming story of a young pig on a sheep farm.Being brought up by Fly a sheepdog, young babe aspires to follow in the dogs footsteps by becoming a sheep pig.I liked how the movie stayed really faithful to the book, it really is a timeless classic.


  2. Claire Conlon Claire Conlon says:

    When I was in primary school Babe was the biggest blockbuster film and was extremely popular I remember our teacher telling us that the film was based on a book and when I read the book that I enjoyed it evenI was delighted therefore to have the opportunity to revisit one of my favourite childhood stories The story begins with Mr Hogget winning a pig at the fair by correctly guessing the pig s weight Originally Babe was going to be fattened up by Mrs Hogget but miraculously Babe esca W


  3. Rottgrl88 Rottgrl88 says:

    Ba ram you Ba ram you To your breed, your fleece, your clan be true Sheep be true Ba ram you I love BABE Such a cute and endearing story For someone that is a big animal lover, this story has always held a special place in my heart I recommend for everyone that loves animals And by the way, if you haven t yet seen the movie stop what you are doing and go watch it Ba ram you Ba ram you To your breed, your fleece, your clan be true Sheep be true Ba ram you I love BABE Such a cute and endear


  4. Calista Calista says:

    Such a fun story I think I like the movie better actually and this book has a lot of charm It s clever and funny and show how far politeness can get you in life I think this is often overlooked and I think the world can usekindness and politeness I think Babe also shows that life doesn t always have to be what you expect The unexpected can be as much fun, evenso A bit of kindness can land us in the prize winning sheep dog circle I m glad I took the time to read this.


  5. Brennan Brennan says:

    One of the rare instances where the movie is better than the book I listened to it with my two daughters on a day trip in the car, otherwise I would have never finished it If you do decide to read it to your kids, get ready for lines like, the Collie bitch was pleased to see Babe growing up so strong And the bitch told the pig that the farmer was pleased with his progress After the 2nd reference to this term, and after laughing out loud at the surprise of it, I had to tell my 10 year old One of


  6. Mom Mom says:

    Lovely Glad to see that the movie didn t deviate too much from the book.


  7. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    I hadn t read Babe in years, and reading it again was really great This story of friendship and adventure with a pig as the main character is definitely a classic and really worth reading.


  8. Jen Jen says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Ok, despite that one absolutely AWFUL scene, this book is a solid 5 out of 5 stars I love Babe, I love all of the animals and I LOVE that by being polite and friendly, Babe was able to succeed in his chosen path He couldn t do the job the way the dogs could, he was too different, some would say it was a handicap, but he not only found a way to do the job, but to flourish in it He helped to alter the prejudiced views of his f


  9. Steph Su Steph Su says:

    I don t think I ve ever read this book before, but I did today for class At the beginning I thought I wasn t going to like it all that much after all, there already is a great book featuring a pig as the main character, and that s


  10. Elise Elise says:

    What a fabulous read aloud book I enjoyed it as much as my son My 5 year old would give it 100 stars I did omit the word bitch referring to the collie as it wasn t necessary and didn t want to get into a discussion of when it is not appropriate to use the word or how people could misinterpret it coming from a 5 year old.


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