Pigs Can't Look Up (Hardcover)

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In this delightful picture book, we follow a young girl as she sets out on a mission to share the wonder of the stars with the family pig, who has never seen them before, as she cannot look up. This tale highlights the joys of kindness and how helping others will only bring you closer together. A heartwarming tale that is sure to capture the imagination of readers of all ages!

— From Kali


Based on the viral tweet from award-winning actor Vincent D’Onofrio, Pigs Can’t Look Up is a heartwarming story about a girl, a pig, and a radical act of kindness that will lift even the heaviest of hearts—with full-color illustrations by Shelley Cunningham.

A little girl forges a bond with a pig on her farm, taking note of the unfair truth that because their bodies evolved to forage for food on the ground, pigs can’t look up. Inspired by empathy, the little girl determines and plots to hoist the pig up to see the stars, and in doing so, sees herself.

The limited and poetic text of Pigs Can’t Look Up morphs into a beautiful story of friendship and kindness about how one act of compassion can make a world of a difference in this bold and graphic picture book.

About the Author

Vincent D’Onofrio is a world-renowned actor, producer, writer, and director whose credits include Full Metal Jacket, Jurassic World, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Men in Black, and is the author of Mutha: Stuff and Things, published by Cameron Books. He lives in New York City.
Shelly Cunningham is a mixed-media artist. Pigs Can’t Look Up is her debut picture book. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…

"Cunningham’s delicate illustrations are moving and lovely. A tender tale with a reminder to look up and all around us.”—Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781951836757
ISBN-10: 1951836758
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: May 16th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English