Author(s): Barbara Catchpole
When Raj spots Pig's mum's boyfriend Bob kissing Tish (the one with the pink hair) outside the Spare Gold Shop, Raj has to tell Pig. Pig is outraged. How could Bob do this to Mum? So Pig hatches a plan - including a whopping fib - to get rid of Bob the Love Rat. After all, Pig is good at sorting out grown-ups lives! PIG Tells a Whopping Great Fib 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 Tells a Whopping Great Fib is 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.