Author(s): Barbara Catchpole
Pig is fed up with getting picked on - especially by that Dean Gosnall, who always wants a fight. Pig decides that it's his red hair that's the problem, so Gran and Suki decide to help him change its colour. After purple, blue and green hair, it ends up bright, radioactive orange. How can Pig go to school with dayglo orange hair? The teachers will ban him and Goofy Gosnall will beat him up. Can Pig's mum rescue the situation? Pig and the Rainbow Hairy 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 Rainbow Hairy 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.