(Caldecott Honor Book; New York Times Book Review Outstanding Book of the Year) William Steig's hilarious 1976 fairy tale for readers 4 to 8 follows an unlikely heroine and an even more unlikely sage. Can Pearl, a pig in a pink bonnet, and her new friend, a small talking bone that fell out of a witch's basket ("Habla espanol?" it pipes up when meeting her), outwit a band of robbers and a hungry fox?
"A tight mesh of witty storytelling and art, bound to please any audience."—Booklist (starred review)
"Steig's inspired language is a miraculous match for his pictures, lovely as well as funny."—Publishers Weekly