Book review: ‘Pig in the Hood’ is a heartwarming story of friendship and diversity

In today’s society, where many people struggle to make friends, “Pig in the Hood” is a much-needed reminder of the art of making and being a friend. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a lovable pig who learns important lessons about self-love, acceptance, friendship and diversity.

As Edgar embarks on an epic adventure, he meets a diverse group of characters who are different from him in many ways. But, as he learns about their culture and way of life, he discovers they have much in common, too. 

The story is full of powerful lessons about embracing differences, standing up for oneself and finding joy in new experiences.

This is not just a children’s book, but a lesson for all ages. 

Pig in the Hood: An Edgar the Pig Adventure

Written by
Georgia Wade-King and Shayla Leftridge Illustrated by 
Shaheem Chapman

It reflects Leftridge, one of its authors,, who is known for uplifting and inspiring others. The book is a testament to the power of positivity and the importance of supporting one another. It reminds us to cheer on, no matter our differences, and to celebrate our talents and strengths. 

Chapman’s illustrations are vibrant and lively, adding to the joy and energy of the characters. One of my favorite parts of the book is the line dancing and booty-shaking, which will leave readers feeling uplifted and energized.

In a world where it can be hard to find connection and community, “Pig in the Hood” offers hope and inspiration. It’s a perfect book to share with children of all ages and will leave them with a greater appreciation for diversity, self-love and friendship. 

Don’t miss out on this heartwarming adventure with Edgar the Pig!

And who knows? Maybe Edgar will meet another favorite piggy with West Virginia roots,  Wand Petunia, in the future!

The book is available at Taylor Books, BookTenders and through Amazon.

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