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Jun 25 2013

Nanny Piggins: The Race to Power by R.A. Spratt

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Random House, 2013, ISBN 978 1 74275 499 4.
(Age 11+) Highly recommended. A pig for a nanny? How can that be? The Race to Power is book 8 in the Nanny Piggins series. The opening page explains it is a standalone story and you don't need to have read any other stories to enjoy it. True.
Nanny Piggins is an outspoken, cake loving pig who cares for three amazing children. Mr. Green, their father, is horrible and Nanny Piggins makes no secret of the fact. If he isn't lying in his job as a tax lawyer, he is trying to ship his children off to work in hard labour jobs, practically trying to sell them off.
In this instalment of the series, Nanny Piggins discovers Mr. Green is running for mayor. Nanny Piggins is up in arms! What is Mr. Green's real reason? How will Nanny stop him? Highly recommended for independent readers aged 11+, it is a funny story from the opening pages where Nanny encourages cake for breakfast to the closing pages when they all realise just who has become mayor.
Kylie Kempster

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