Kid’s Book Review: Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon

Kid’s Book Review: Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon

About the Book and Author

Richard Scarry is one of the most loved children’s illustrators of all time. This is one of four internationally bestselling titles that was unavailable in the UK until this year. Now Faber is proud to be introducing these popular educational books to a new generation of readers and as you can see from 4 year old Muhammad’s review it is a book that has timeless appeal and the capacity to entertain and educate Generation Alpha.

This book will be available from 4th March 2021.

As you can see from the front cover of this glossy paperback book Scarry’s beloved Busylande meets the Middle Ages – and the result is a joyful reworked fairy tale starring knights on horseback, wandering minstrels, intrepid peasants, a beautiful princess and a frightening dragon…. A perfect mix of familiar and fantasy for toddlers to learn new vocabulary, let their imaginations fly-free and enjoy pouring over the details in the pictures that are instantly recognisable as Scarry’s iconic illustrative style.


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Richard Scarry (1919-1994) is unquestionably one of the most-loved children’s illustrators of all time. He wrote and illustrated more than 250 books which have gone on to sell over 150 million copies globally.

Scarry, who was  born in Boston, USA and moved to Switzerland in 1968, once wrote: ‘It’s a precious thing to be communicating to  children, helping them discover the gift of language and thought. I’m happy to be doing it.’ 

You can find out more about him and the work that his son Huck is continuing to do on this website here.

Book Review

My favourite part is when the robbers are found out under the dragon costume

This book is fun to read and very funny!

The pictures are cool and beautiful.

My favourite part is when the robbers are found out under the dragon costume. They were clever to think up that.

My favourite character is Morbert because he’s a scary baddie but then he gets cake all over his helmet (That was very funny and made me laugh!)

But Peasant Pig is brave and clever and I like him too.

Lots of children will like this book especially if they like funny stories about goodies and baddies.

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Mohammad Yusuf
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: Building with Lego, visiting museums, reading
  • Dislikes: getting ouchies and eating spicy food
  • Favourite Book: Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt
  • Favourite Film: Zootopia
  • Favourite Song: You Are My Sunshine