I Want to Be Bacon When I Grow Up

My children LOVE this book. The first time I read it to them they were captivated by the fun and engaging story about Melvin the pig.

Not only is the story age appropriate and entertaining, it helps teach important lessons about the source of our food and self sacrifice.

This is a story the children will be begging you to read over and over again!

Meet Melvin, a pig whose heart is pure and wants to make the world a better place when he grows up. Full of humor and vibrant illustrations, this book is sure to give readers young and old a laugh.

36 pages, full color.

Includes special bonus pages:

  • Find the Hidden Pictures
  • Spot Seven Differences
  • 10 Bacon Facts (that you can take to the piggy bank)
  • A special reminder to eat your fruits and vegetables.

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A children’s book about BACON! Melvin is a pig who wants to become bacon when he grows up. Some might think that’s strange, but not Melvin. He understands what that means and he’s eager to tell you why. Full of humor and vibrant illustrations, this book is sure to give young and old readers a laugh. This story is great for introducing where food comes from and it’s also a fun reading experience. In the end, bacon makes everything better.

36 pages, full color.

Measures 8.75″ x 10.5″

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