Susan Gal offers a heartwarming tale of old-fashioned goodness. The industrious pigs of "Day by Day" build a home, plant a garden, help their neighbors, and then gather in a harvest grown with hard work and kindness.
The language is sweet and simple: "Day by day, the seasons turn. Shoulder to shoulder, pigs gather the harvest. Hand in hand, pigs give thanks, then cheek to cheek, they dance." The artwork is bright and full of the merry antics of a
happy family and a tight-knit community. And these pigs are flat out adorable
This delightful story celebrates family and community, caring and sharing.
About the Author
Susan Gal is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and has written widely on questions of language, politics, and gender in East Central Europe. Gail Kligman is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has written widely on culture, politics, and gender in East Central Europe. Gal and Kligman are coeditors of "Reproducing Gender: Politics, Publics, and Everyday Life after Socialism."
Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2012:
“Day by day, brick by brick, a community is built in this winning tribute to fellowship and family…. A luminous celebration of family, food and home.”