Monday, September 6, 2021

Pigology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia


Pigology is a beautifully illustrated ode to pigs written by Daisy Bird and illustrated by Camilla Pintonato. Due out 26th Oct 2021 from Princeton Architectural Press, it's 76 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. 

This is such a cute and engaging book. Although it's aimed at young readers (circa 6-10 years), I learned quite a lot myself about pigs, their history, and how they interact with humans. Each page includes interesting facts and trivia as well as colorful illustrations of pigs doing the things pigs do. 

The layout is logical and arranged in easy to follow chapters: general pig info, pig-biology, the foods and other products pigs provide us, pigs in mythology and culture, and a final chapter showing some of the different breeds and their origins. 

The book is quite text heavy for very young readers, but full of interesting facts and trivia. The illustrations are very well done and full of small details which invite a closer look. This would be a good choice for public or school library acquisition, as well as for the home library. 

Five stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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