Pig is back in his fourth and final madcap adventure ‘The Big, Fat, Totally Bonkers Diary of Pig.’ This series has been really popular at school who could resist the madness and mayhem that Pig and his friends keep finding themselves in. Sometimes all Pig wants to do is to eat yummy slops and play games with Duck and Cow, but somehow things never seem to go to plan. To celebrate the launch of this latest book we would like to offer a big welcome to Emer Stamp the author and illustrator of the Diary of a Pig series with a special guest post.
Favourite animals/characters in the series – Emer Stamp
It is hard for me to pick a favourite character; it feels like asking a parent to pick their favourite child. However, there are definitely characters who I prefer writing for; the bad guys for instance. The Evil Chickens are so wickedly horrible – everything they say is nasty; they’re even vile to each other. When I write for them I get to channel my dark side; it’s lots of fun. Kitty’s the same. I imagined what it would be like being incredibly two-faced, something you don’t want to be in real life, but that’s great fun to be as a writer.
In Pig’s 4th diary there is a new hero; a dog called Rusty. He’s a cross between Bear Grylls and a crazy drill sergeant – I spent many enjoyable hours googling fitness mantras and army slogans. I covered a pin board in them and, as I wrote, tried to get him to say as many as I could.
Thank you to Emer for stopping by the blog and to Katrina and Scholastic for inviting me to be part of the blog tour. You can win copies of all four of the ‘Pig’ books by leaving a comment on this blog post or by popping over to Twitter. Competition closes midnight Monday 19th July U.K. only
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