Author(s): Barbara Catchpole
When Pig's mum tells him that she's going to get a divorce from his dad, Pig gets really angry. At school he misbehaves in class (saying 'Baa baa' to Mr Lamb!) and has to stay in after school. It's a clever punishment, though (read the book to find out what!) and it makes Pig think again about Mum, Bob and their feelings. PIG gets Angry 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 gets Angry 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.