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Pig is BIG. Bug is... not. How will they ever be friends?

When Pig hears a strange squeaking coming from his nose, he thinks something is very wrong. But eventually he realises that the noise is just a little bug. The two decide to be friends, but their difference in size soon becomes a BIG problem -- they can't seem to find anything that they can both enjoy.

But when it comes to friendship, does size really matter?


Alex Latimer's stylish, unexpected tale Pig and small offers lots to think about, with its simple, witty cartoons (plus knitted details), as a pig and a bug overcome their size difference to be friends.

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

Alex Latimer's fourth picture book is another modern delight. His illustrations are fresh and funny... Pig and Small's story is endearing and amusing. Latimer is a picture book talent to keep an eye on, breathing new life into a timeless territory.

Books for Keeps

The story is a hoot and the expressive illustrations match the text perfectly. A winner!

Peters e-gazette

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 2, 2014

    Picture Corgi

    32 pages

    RRP $15.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    March 27, 2014

    RHCP Digital

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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Never Follow a Dinosaur
Lion vs Rabbit
Penguin's Hidden Talent
The Boy Who Cried Ninja


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Who Sank The Boat?
I Love Mum With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Where's Spot?
Mr McGee and the Elephants
Too Many Elephants in this House
Slinky Malinki
Slinky Malinki
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Spot Loves His Mum
Where The Wild Things Are
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Each Peach Pear Plum
Fantastic Mr Fox
There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
LGB How Do Penguins Play
Are We There Yet? Lift the flap and play I-spy!