“An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte’s Web…a splendid book.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
(Disclaimer: Some of you may know this book as The Sheep Pig. I live in America, so I’m using the American title. Also, the movie was a favorite of mine when I was young, so I might be a little biased.)
Inevitably, this book will be compared to Charlotte’s Web. I can see the similarities, but really, not every kid’s book with a pig will live up to those standards.
The farmer’s wife’s dialogue is written in an authentic accent. It could be a blessing or curse—a blessing because it adds to the realism of the story. A curse because it could confuse someone who’s not familiar with that manner of speaking.