Sunday, May 15, 2011
What a delightful surprise! One of my favorite children's illustrators Jane Dyer has paired up with the highly acclaimed children's author Jane Yolen in a collaboration that has given us none other but Piggins (c. 1987). Piggins, the puzzle solving pig, adds skill and dexterity to his proper position as butler to the Reynard household.
Oh, yes, this is a children's mystery series in the spirit of Masterpiece Mystery. Set in the Edwardian Age, Piggins is said to be "a sophisticated English mystery parody for the primary set."
So check out the Piggins books for the children while Masterpiece Mystery runs their mystery series this summer. And see if the kids can figure out the mystery before Piggins. Rather unlikely, dear sir.