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Business pig / words and pictures by Andrea Zuill.

By: Zuill, Andrea.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., [2018]Description: 32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781454926849.Subject(s): Animal sanctuaries -- Juvenile fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Swine -- Juvenile fiction | Domestic animals -- Juvenile fiction | Occupations -- Juvenile fiction | Pets -- Juvenile fictionSummary: Everyone at the barnyard could tell Jasper wasn't like his siblings: No wallowing in the mud or rooting for grubs for Jasper; he'd rather help with the bookkeeping or conduct a meeting. Though everyone at the animal sanctuary loves him, Jasper longs for a forever home. But no matter how many business cards he hands out, no one wants to adopt him.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"Jasper the Business Pig makes the sale with silliness and charm." -- Kirkus

Jasper would rather draw graphs than play in the mud. Can this cutie pig find someone to adopt him who means business, too?

Right from the start, everyone at the barnyard could tell Jasper wasn't like his siblings: "I believe what we have here is a gen-u-WINE Business Pig!" No wallowing in the mud or rooting for grubs for Jasper; he'd rather help with the bookkeeping or conduct a meeting. Though everyone at the animal sanctuary loves him, Jasper longs for a forever home. But no matter how many business cards he hands out, no one wants to adopt him. Can this above-average pig find his special person to cut deals with?

Everyone at the barnyard could tell Jasper wasn't like his siblings: No wallowing in the mud or rooting for grubs for Jasper; he'd rather help with the bookkeeping or conduct a meeting. Though everyone at the animal sanctuary loves him, Jasper longs for a forever home. But no matter how many business cards he hands out, no one wants to adopt him.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Booklist Review

When Jasper the pig was born, the volunteers at the farm sanctuary noticed that something was a little bit . . . different. Maybe it was the three-piece suit he sported and his preference for bookkeeping over playing in the mud. Either way, Jasper's business sense leads him to tackle the greatest project of all time: getting himself adopted. Will Jasper's charts, résumés, and unique marketing strategies pay off? Zuill pulls double duty as author and illustrator, and her vibrant colored-ink drawings pair well with the text. Somehow, she makes a suit-wearing piglet look confident and cute at the same time. The sly humor mixed with a happy ending will be best enjoyed by those who love Marla Frazee's The Boss Baby (2010). Young readers may be confused about the ease by which a child adopts a pig (a notoriously difficult pet) from an animal sanctuary. But in the right setting, this story about a sweet, porky entrepreneur who brokers the deal of a lifetime could lend itself well to a silly storytime.--Erin Linsenmeyer Copyright 2018 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

A proactive piglet seeks a new home and sense of belonging.Jasper, "a gen-u-wine Business Pig," feels out of place at the Sunshine Sanctuary for Farm Animals. Unlike his siblings, he hates playing in mud puddles and rooting about for food. The other animals don't appreciate his flair for flow charts. Although the farm volunteers try to support Jasper, he longs for adoption. Not a pig "to let life get him down for long," Jasper puts himself out there to find the perfect home. In this playful story about staying true to oneself, surprising and expressive illustrations wittily expand on the narration. The contrast between suit-and-tie-wearing Jasper and the other farm animals captures the lighthearted tone of the story. While his siblings walk on four legs and dig with their snouts, Jasper stands upright and uses a shovel. A white girl adopts Jasper at the end, but the volunteer who names him has dark brown skin and Afro-textured hair. Zuill's use of varied perspectives and layouts creates movement and adds liveliness to the pacing of the text. Speech bubbles within the illustrations inject character voice into the story without interrupting the rhythm. With the easy flow of the narration and the light sense of humor, this picture book is well-suited for storytime.Jasper the Business Pig makes the sale with silliness and charm. (Picture book. 4-7) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.