This papercover bilingual(Spanish/English) was written by Mrs. María Luisa Retana, the author of eight published bilingual children’s books and a literary presenter for students, teachers, librarians, and parents.
In The Pig That is Not a Pig /El cerdo que no es cerdo, the story author invites her readers to enter the world of the javelina by following them day and night in their natural habitat. Storybook with pictures, recommended for children ages 6-12. But this story has been used also as a bedtime story.
This book has been highly praised and recommended by bookreviewers, teachers, librarians, educators and artists. Here are some reviews:
Maria Retana’s first children’s book The Pig That Is Not a Pig/El cerdo que no es cerdo is an accurate story about the life of the wild javelina. The information about the life and ways of these javelinas is both interesting and factual. I would recommend this book to any elementary teacher who wants to expand his or her library offerings in the area of science or animals of the Southwest desert. — Margarita González-Jensen, Ed.D, Associate Professor School of Education, Arizona State University and book reviewer for Multicultural Review
I ask my dad every night to read The Pig That is Not a Pig as a bed time story. — Peter Long, Bisbee, AZ
The Pig That is Not a Pig is a wonderful, entertaining book that should be read by every child. It’s not only a fun read but it teaches children (actually anyone that reads it) about the little written about the world of the javelina.
The author makes the reader feel like they are right there with the animals: eating, sleeping and playing. Educational yet adventurous, The Pig That is Not a Pig would be a great addition to any children’s book shelf. However, what really separates this book from almost any other of its kind, is the fact that it’s bilingual. With the two languages on either side it’s very easy for the reader to tell the story in both languages. Whether the listener is ESL or just wanting to be exposed to a new culture/language; this book’s layout is perfect. — Ismael Retana, Teacher