Adopted by a sheepdog on Mr. Hogget's farm, Babe, a pig, learns the proper way to herd sheep.
Dick King-Smith's classic story of Babe the sheep-herding pig is back with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers! When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget's thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. But before long, Babe reveals a talent no one could have expected: he can handle Farmer Hogget's stubborn flock better than any sheepdog ever could! When Farmer Hogget enters Babe in the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials, everyone, including his wife, thinks he is a fool. But he believes in Babe. Now it's just up to Babe to convince everyone else to believe in a sheep-pig!An ALA Notable Book A Boston Globe'Horn Book Honor Book A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book An IRA-CBC Children's Choice An NCTE Teachers' Choice 'A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer.' 'The Washington Post on the film adaptation 'An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte's Web. . . . A splendid book.' 'The Horn Book, starred review 'Impossible to resist.' 'Booklist, starred review 'One of the most delightful children's authors.' 'The Guardian on Dick King-Smith