Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig

By (author) Joyce Dunbar , Illustrated by Tim Hopgood

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Once, in a place at the bottom of the ocean that is deeper, darker, further, wetter, colder, lonelier ...than anything you can imagine, lived a piglet squid ...Piglet Squid spends all day smiling his big, dreamy, happy smile ...but his friends in the deep are always so woebegone. One day, Piglet Squid embarks on a quest to find something magical to show them all ...A quirky deep-sea adventure about a plucky little creature, determined to show his friends that there are wondrous things to smile about ...if you look hard enough. Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig is inspired by a real animal, normally found more than 320 feet below the surface of the ocean. The unusual pattern of skin pigmentation in the specimen below means that he is always smiling.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 245 x 275 x 4mm | 213g
  • 01 Jul 2013
  • Egmont UK Ltd
  • Egmont Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1405257563
  • 9781405257565
  • 392,119

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Joyce Dunbar has written more than eighty books for children including the bestselling Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and the much performed Shoe Baby and This is the Star. Her series of short funny novels, Mouse & Mole, has been animated for television. She also teaches a creative writing course on the Greek island of Skyros! Tim Hopgood's first picture book Our Big Blue Sofa won the Cambridgeshire Read It Again! Award in 2007. This was followed by A Dog Called Rod, shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book of the Year and the British Book Design Awards. In 2008 Tim won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator for Here Comes Frankie! His first book for younger readers Wow! Said The Ow! was shortlisted for the Booktrust Pre-School Award in 2009. Tim has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal four times. As a freelance illustrator his work has appeared in Tatler, Harpers & Queen and GQ as well as commissions for the Institute of Contemporary Art and the National Portrait Gallery.

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