Kathleen Watkins: Pigin of Howth, illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs (Second Hand)
A collection of stories about a pig named Pigin and his friends, Sammy Seal, Sally Seagull, The Badger of Ballsbridge and the fairies who live in Howth Castle. Pig¡n learns how to swim, goes on a magic carpet ride and even gets to meet the President of Ireland!
"Pig¡n possesses a winning combination of decorum and joie de vivre, a great role model. Suggs' illustrations have a suggestion of Beatrix Potter, small and intricate, enhancing the generous text, which is amply surrounded by white space. Irish readers will delight in the regional specificity, while others will come away with a sense of a very distinct culture. Genuinely whimsical."-Kirkus Reviews