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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101997796
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $15.99

Olympig!


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This encouraging and hilarious story is for every kid who’s ever been told “you can’t win ‘em all.”

Boomer the Pig has been training hard for the Animal Olympics, so when he loses his first race, he shrugs it off and cheerfully moves on. One event after another, Boomer keeps losing, and the frustration begins to get to him. But even after coming in last in every sport, there’s no getting this Olympig down. It’s just great practice for the Winter Games! This encouraging and hilarious story is for every kid who’s ever been told “you can’t win ‘em all.”

Praise for Olympig!

  • Pub date: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101997796
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $15.99

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Praise for Olympig!

“A humorous romp”

Publishers Weekly

“Jamieson’s acrylic illustrations create a cast of characters that express themselves clearly; there is a quality of comic melodrama to the sequence of Boomer’s trials. Asides in amusing speech balloons add to the fun”

Childrenâ??s Literature

“Jamieson snatches moral victory from the jaws of athletic defeat with warmth, satirical wit, and old-fashioned silliness. Her drawings and formats are wonderfully varied, colorful, and bursting with personality. Subtle, funny commentaries will be appreciated by slightly older readers, stretching Olympig’s appeal”

School Library Journal


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