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For some strange reason (or maybe it’s just that rock I live under), I had never heard of Esther before receiving a message from Grand Central Publishing about a review copy of Esther the Wonder Pig, a book written by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter with Caprice Crane.
The story of how Esther and her caretakers/BFFs meet begins when kindhearted Steve hears from an old acquaintance and adopts what he’s told is a micro pig, which as it turns out is only a half truth. A pig she is, without a doubt; the “micro” part on the other hand won’t stick.
Written in a sincere, touching, and often quite funny voice, Esther the Wonder Pig is a balm to the soul when so many sad animal-related news hit the headlines. It’s always great to be reminded that there are still people out there who will put the well-being and happiness of the animals they encounter before their own.
I highly recommend this book, especially if you need your mood lifted. You’re also bound to love hearing how Esther managed to change the minds of several hardcore meat eaters out there simply by putting such a lovely face on the bacon one might eat. So far, definitely my favorite read of 2016.