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21st October 2019
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Positive thinking for Piglets – A Horace & Nim Story


When cool cousin Reg tells Kay that she can have anything she wants, if she wants it badly enough, Kay is not totally convinced, but she gives it a try. Sure enough, getting her heart’s desire (a freshly-baked acorn pie) proves more than a little frustrating.
Kay learns that you don’t always get what you work hard for, but smiling through the disappointment can produce surprisingly good results! And having really good friends helps, too!
A beautifully illustrated story book for young children, featuring woodland characters from Chantal Bourgonje’s Horace & Nim series, this is sure to delight readers of all ages.

Positive thinking for Piglets by Chantal Bourgonje

ISBN: 9781787115163
UPC: 6-36847-01516-9


£6.99(UK), $9.99(US), 12.99(CAN)

  • A feelgood story about friendship and growing up
  • How positive thinking can pay off
  • … how, even if you want something really badly, just wishing for it probably won’t be enough
  • … how striving for something works better than wishing (but not always)
  • … how a chore shared with friends can be fun. And delicious!
  • … how you don’t always end up getting what you deserve, but smiling through disappointment helps
  • A modern day parable for young readers
  • A tough life lesson told with humour and a happy ending
  • A great introduction to metaphysics for the precocious child of four and upwards
  • A beautifully illustrated story that both adults and young children will love
Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, the countryside and the living creatures in it.

In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards. Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, published by Tizio. One was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit.

Place of birth: Emmeloord, the Netherlands • Hometown: Little Cheverell • Nearest city: Devizes

HK5516 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £6.99 • 32 pages • 37 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-16-3 • UPC: 6-36847-01516-9
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