Author(s): Barbara Catchpole
There's a school Big Quiz against The Academy (the posh school) and it's going to be on TV as well. Raj persuades Pig to join the team, but the problem is, Pig doesn't know anything. So on the big day it's Raj's team (with Pig) against the best of The Academy. Will The Academy really win a gazillion to nil? Pig and the Big Quiz is one of six books in Set One of the Pig series, published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist publisher for reluctant readers and struggling readers. The Pig reading books all feature Peter Ian Green - although everybody calls him Pig, even his teachers. The 'Pig' reading series offers friendly, fast-paced and extremely funny stories in first-person diary format, for readers who want a great story in a quick read. Pig and the Big Quiz s ideal for reluctant readers aged 7 to 12 with a reading age of 8 - 9 years.
Barbara Catchpole taught for over forty years before becoming a full time writer. Her interest in special needs education and disability issues was first sparked by her middle son, who was born profoundly deaf. Barbara has taught as a Special Needs Coordinator and has held leadership positions in several schools, including Academies. She has also worked as SENCo in a secure training centre. Barbara writes primarily for reluctant and struggling readers, with the aim of entertaining the reader and developing empathy for the characters. Pig is her finest example to date.