Deborah Underwood

Children's Author

Deborah Underwood

Children's Author

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Granny Gomez and Jigsaw, illustrated by Scott Magoon
Disney Hyperion, March 2010


A pig is a perfect pal--until he gets big enough to poke his head through your bass drum. Or bite through your skis. Or get stuck in your cupboard. When Jigsaw the pig outgrows Granny's house, she builds him a barn. But then she has another problem: she misses him like crazy!

This book was inspired by a real-life pig named Babe (see photo below) who taught me that pigs form very close friendships. She lived at Farm Sanctuary for many happy years.
What People Are Saying:

"Colorful, cartoon-style illustrations ratchet up the laughs with comic details (such as Jigsaw and Granny facing off over the last slice of watermelon), but are equally endearing at other times. Jigsaw's floppy ears and lopsided grin are irresistible, as is Granny's spunk, in humorous contrast with her conventional, demure appearance (including a tidy gray bun)—further proof that friends can come in all kinds of packages."
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Publishers Weekly

"Descriptive, peppy text and colorful art expressively depict spirited, gray-bunned Granny and her personality-laden porcine pal. With folksy charm and witty details, this amusing story will make for read-aloud fun, providing a warm portrayal of pets as beloved companions, however little or big."
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