Pigs Might Fly is another excellent animal book by beloved childrenâs author Dick King Smith. As if being the dag of the litter wasnât enough, poor âDaggie Dogfootâ has deformed feet too. After narrowly escaping the chopping block, naÃ¯ve Daggie is convinced his special feet will equip him to fly. Though he learns flying isnât his bag, he does figure out his little piggies work great as flippers, and with the help of Felicity the duck, and Izak the otter, Daggie becomes a top-notch swimmer. His skills come in handy later when disaster strikes the farm.
The combination of distinctly personified animal characters, comedy, and adventure is a perfect formula to keep kids engaged in reading. Fans of Smithâs Babe: The Gallant Pig or E.B. Whiteâs Charlotteâs Web will be glad they found Pigs Might Fly; this sweet book about the runt of the litter who overcomes the odds and becomes a hero is sure to please.