Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig

Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig tells the tale of Gwendolyn and Omar—two best friends who have big dreams. Gwendolyn longs to dance ballet, and Omar wants to join the football team. There’s just one problem—they’re both pigs! How will Natasha Levertov, “the greatest teacher of dance in ze vorld,” help them make their dreams come true?

Adorable illustrations and charming text make this story a hit with girls and boys. It’s not just for aspiring dancers but shows children the joy of pursuing what you love.

“Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig was written by David Ira Rottenberg and illustrated by Lesley Anderson. The book follows the story of Gwendolyn, who wishes she could be a dancer, but is doubtful because, well, she’s a pig. Her good friend Omar, also a pig, wants to play football, but the coach thinks he’s too clumsy. The two of them enroll in dance class, and with the help of a hard-working Russian dance teacher, Gwendolyn and Omar become graceful dancers (which in turn helps Omar with his football career). This cute story can help inspire both boys and girls to get into dance class, and it gives accolades to the teachers themselves, whose dedication is often overlooked.”
Wendy Garofoli, editor,

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$15.95 / Picture Book / Hard Cover / 8.5 x 11
40 Pages / Ages 3-8
Author – David Ira Rottenberg
Illustrator – Lesley Anderson