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"He's a porker with passion,
a dancing fool, a pig with rhythm-
this breaks every rule,"
said the normally reticent mule.
Now in paperback, Dumpy La Rue, a story of a pig who knew what he wanted to do.
Elizabeth Winthrop's romping, rhyming story and Betsy Lewin's exuberant illustrations will have readers tapping their toes, jumping for joy, and dancing a jig with this passionate pig as they follow him and the barnyard animals from farm to fame.
Dumpy La Rue is a 2001 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop, a middle child herself, has written more than fifty books for readers of all ages. These include her award-winning picture book Dumpy La Rue (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book), illustrated by Betsy Lewin, and Dog Show, illustrated by Mark Ulriksen.
Betsy Lewin has illustrated many successful books for young readers, including Click Clack Moo, for which she won a Caldecott Honor Medal. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“A perfect read-aloud.” —School Library Journal, starred