Presentation on theme: "ABY IS NOT A PIG Written and Illustrated by Dennis Fudge ABY IS NOT A PIG Written and Illustrated by Dennis Fudge Dedicated to Rhiannon Just because she."— Presentation transcript:
ABY IS NOT A PIG Written and Illustrated by Dennis Fudge ABY IS NOT A PIG Written and Illustrated by Dennis Fudge Dedicated to Rhiannon Just because she asked The characters and events depicted in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to any person or animal living or dead is merely coincidental. This book does not indicate by any means that all ducks are bad or all cows are lazy; only a few are. If any person or animal is offended please accept the author’s sincere apologies. No animals were harmed in the making of this book.
Aby is a pig. She lived in an ordinary house with ordinary parents. There was nothing special about Aby. Aby was not happy. She wanted to be a Someone.
So she thought, “All the other animals would look up to me if I wear expensive feathers and hang out with the swans.”
So she glued feathers to her hide and wore the best brand name clothes she could find. All the swans let her hang out with them, but none of them treated her like a friend. In fact, they would laugh at her when she was not looking. Aby didn’t like spending all her money on expensive items so that she would fit in. Aby was not happy.
So she thought “It would be cool to hang out with the cows. They are cool because they just stand around and do nothing and don’t have a care about anything.”
So Aby bought the best leather jacket she could find and hung around doing nothing. The cows did nothing all day but stand around and eat and drink and seldom said anything. Aby was bored and was not happy.
So she thought, “Everyone respects the horses. The horses are so strong and athletic. If I was a superstar like the horses I would be the most famous animal on the farm.”
But, Aby was no horse, and to be as good as the horses she would have to practice hard for a long time. Aby did not want to wait that long to be respected. Aby was not happy.
So she thought, “Everyone knows about the DUCKs because they do bad things. They do what they want and take whatever they want. Everyone is afraid of the DUCKs.”
Aby joined the DUCKs and she thought they liked her, but every time Aby did something bad with the DUCKs she had a bad feeling inside of her. She soon realized that she was doing most of the bad things for the DUCKs and they wanted her to steal all the time. Aby was not happy.
One day while Aby was sitting by herself trying to decide what group to join next, a goat and a sheep playing ball asked Aby if she wanted to play.
They did not have expensive feathers like the swans, nor were they as good at playing as the horses. But they were more fun than the cows and they did not ask Aby to do anything she did not want to do. Aby felt something good inside her which she had not felt in quite a while.
One day while Aby was on her way to play with the goat and sheep, she noticed a fox attacking a little chicken. No one cared to do anything. The swans turned away, the horses kept playing, the cows just watched and the DUCKs started cheering for the fox.
Suddenly, Aby ran towards the chicken and pulled the fox off her. The fox clawed and growled at Aby, but Aby stood between the chicken and fox and kept the fox from hurting the chicken.
The fox knew he could not push Aby around so he ran away. All the chickens and even the DUCKs cheered. Even though Aby was in pain from the scratches, she still felt great inside.
Over time Aby noticed that whenever she helped the sheep, the chickens, the goats or the other animals, she felt great knowing she made someone happy.
She also noticed that animals respected her for making that extra effort to help them. The chickens and DUCKs looked up to Aby and the cows thought she was cool.
The horses would throw the ball to Aby once in a while, and even a swan would talk to her, when the other swans were not around. Aby was happy.
Aby finally realized that she did not have to belong to a group to be respected and happy.
She realized that the best way to be happy is A lways B e Y ourself, and everyone knew that ABY is not a P erson I n G angs.