A Normal Pig

Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Childrens. My author-illustrator debut.

Available everywhere June 4, 2019; pre-order today!

Pip is a normal pig who does normal stuff: cooking, painting, and dreaming of what she’ll be when she grows up.

When a new pig comes to school and starts pointing out all the ways in which Pip is different, suddenly she doesn’t like any of the same things she used to... the things that made her Pip.

A NORMAL PIG celebrates all our differences while questioning the idea that there is only one way to be “normal.”

“Delightful and important.” —★ Kirkus, starred review

“In her solo debut, Steele (Noodlephant) conveys how quickly a kid’s world can unravel, but she also shows how powerful and comforting a wider perspective can be.” —★ Publishers Weekly, starred review



Enchanted Lion Books, January 2019; words by Jacob Kramer, illustrations by K-Fai Steele

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“Accessible sentences are peppered with spurts of couplets, wordplay, and culinary vocabulary. The art is perfect: pen-and-ink and colorful washes show numerous, wide-eyed animal citizens, anthropomorphic and, sometimes, laugh-out-loud funny.” —★ Kirkus, starred review

"I love Noodlephant―brilliant & necessary, and the parable we need now." ―Dave Eggers, Best-Selling Author, Editor, Publisher, and Co-Founder of 826 National