Of course, all of my guests are special. But I can't help going HOG WILD for today's subject. Without further ado, let's put our hooves together and stomp our cowboy boots for the star of Elizabeth Rose Stanton's latest pigture — er, I mean, picture book...
<<clap clap>> <<STOMP STOMP>> <<SNORT SNORT>>
Thanks so much for taking the time to sit down with me, my fellow porcine pal. So, let's get to it. First things first: What is your full name?PEDDLES: Peddles T. Pig “T” is for “The.” I come from a long line of Thes.
What one word best describes you?
PEDDLES: Porcine, plucky, pinkish and, I’m told, rather pulchritudinous. Sorry, that’s more than one, but I like words. I am, after all, a book.
Do you have a belly button?
PEDDLES: I definitely have a belly, but I’m not sure about the button part. If I had one, it might be fun to press it to find out what happens. I can only imagine, and you know how much I like to do that!
What is the best thing about being you?
PEDDLES: My taste in footwear, not to mention my stellar imagination.
What is the worst thing about being you?
PEDDLES: Sometimes I get carried away.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring?
PEDDLES: My red cowboy boots . . . and some pizza.
What is your idea of the perfect day?
PEDDLES: Wellll— it’s all in the book, and it goes kind of like this: First, I’d skip out on naptime and have some pizza. Then I’d go to the game and do some rooting for Team Pig, then I’d come back for a little time alone in the loo for a nice bath and well, you know, I’d have to go . . . and read the paper. Like I said, it’s all in the book.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
PEDDLES: I kind of already have one—well, actually, a bunch. They’re called friends.
What are you reading right now?
PEDDLES:That story about cousin Wilbur and that really smart spider. Sniff.
What is your favorite word?
What is you least favorite word?
What is your favorite sound?
PEDDLES: Whooping and hollering.
What is your least favorite sound?
PEDDLES: Thuds and clunks and clatters.
Share one thing that most of our readers don’t know about you.
PEDDLES:I will be out sometime within the next few months in Mandarin Chinese! Oh, and my fellow farm companion, Henny, will be, too. Bwwwaaaoink!
If you could dine with three characters from other books, who would they be?
PEDDLES: Henny, because we are, after all, companions. I’d invite our spunky cousin, Olivia who, like me, likes dancing; and I’d invite bro Piglet from Winnie the Pooh because he’s so dang cute. We would, of course, have pizza.
If a genie gave you one wish, what would you wish for?
PEDDLES: A real potty. But then I suppose that would involve plumbing, and a house, and . . . oh never mind. I wish for another wish.
If you have a pocket, what is in it right now?
PEDDLES: No pocket. But if I did — a slice of pizza.
What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
PEDDLES: I dreamt of pizza, but got the same old slop. Sigh.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
PEDDLES: I can’t talk about it. Let’s just say, “It didn’t go well.”
What is your pet peeve?
PEDDLES: People with no sense of humor. Everyone knows a little poop (there, I said it) can be pretty funny.
What was it like working with Elizabeth Rose Stanton?
PEDDLES: Oh, where do I begin? She’s still procrastidoodling. It’s like watching grass grow. I’m so relieved I’m out, but I do fear for her next character, BUB. Then again, he’s always caught in the middle. You’ll just have to stay tuned.
Will do! In the meantime, let's trot on over to the trough and see what Nina from Mamabelly's Lunches with Love has in store for us!
He wants to stop doing the usual pig things like oinking and sleeping. He’d much rather stand, climb, and dance! And Peddles finally gets his chance when he bumps into a pile of shoes and finds a pair of red boots that fits just right!
Nina from Mamabelly.com packed a pig-tastic lunch you can eat while dancing:
- watermelon fresh from the farm
- mini carrots
- a treat in a cute pig box and
- a Peddles ham sandwich with ham and ketchup decorations
by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Peddles is tired of being the same old pig—he wants to be different.
He wants to stop doing the usual pig things like oinking and sleeping. He’d much rather stand, climb, and dance! And Peddles finally gets his chance when he bumps into a pile of shoes and finds a pair of red boots that fits just right! But as soon as Peddles tries them on, he falls on his back and can’t get up! Until his special friends come along and show him how to make his dreams come true!
Elizabeth Rose Stanton began her grownup life as an architect, then segued over to arts administration and design after starting a family a long time ago. Now she builds picture books, and is having a blast! She is the author and illustrator of HENNY (Simon & Schuster 2014), PEDDLES (Simon & Schuster 2016), and has just begun work on her third picture book with Simon & Schuster, BUB, about a little monster caught in the middle, due out in early 2018.Visit her at penspaperstudio.com.