Ten Pigs

An Epic Bath Adventure

written and illustrated by Derek Anderson
Orchard Books, 2015

One very happy pig settles into a bubble bath in a bathtub that’s just the right size for him and his rubber duckie. To his dismay, a second pig with a big beach ball jumps in to join him. Number two is followed by pig number three, dressed for adventure in a snorkeling mask and flippers. The pigs keep coming. How many can possibly squeeze into one bathtub? How will pig number one ever get the others to leave? When a wolf enters the scene, everything changes in this tale with a clever, suspenseful twist…

  • Derek Anderson
    Derek Anderson Author/Illustrator

    Derek Anderson is the New York Times bestselling artist of more than twenty books for children, six of which he wrote. His published works include the Little Quack books, written by Lauren Thompson; the Hot Rod Hamster series, written by Cynthia Lord; and his own Gladys Goes Out to Lunch. Derek is especially proud of his book Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. It wasn’t easy to corral ten wiggly pigs into a crowded bathtub with their snorkels, sandcastles and surfboards. Derek can regularly be found speaking in schools, libraries and at conferences all over the United States. You can learn much more about Derek and his books on his website at www.DerekAnderson.net.

  • "Anderson's joyous, porcine counting rhyme is bathtime (and storytime) fun. His bright-eyed, cartoon porkers, rendered in 'ink, Photoshop and soap suds,' are expressive, goofy and engaging. Toddlers will enjoy this, the cleanest piggy count ever."

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • “[A] droll, splashy counting book with plenty of laughs...Anderson combines humor with simple, straightforward rhymes to successfully convey basic counting concepts. Because of its big, vivid illustrations and rhythmic, sprightly rhymes, this story is ideal for sharing with a group as a read-aloud.”

    - School Library Journal

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