This Little Piggy Went to Market in the City: A Modern Farm-To-Table Parody (Hardcover)

This Little Piggy Went to Market in the City: A Modern Farm-To-Table Parody By Tara Lawall, Rich Greco (Illustrator) Cover Image

This Little Piggy Went to Market in the City: A Modern Farm-To-Table Parody (Hardcover)

By Tara Lawall, Rich Greco (Illustrator)


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The classic piggy market tale you love, but this time you don’t have to touch anyone’s feet. A must-have for any modern parent!

Based on the beloved nursery rhyme, This Little Piggy Went to Market in the City takes you through farmers' markets, where piggies grapple with insufferable hipster crowds, poke fun at fad diets, and contemplate composting, among other things. This will be a book parents will actually want to read to their kids for the hundredth time.

In this book, the author and illustrator:
  • Play with insights about the happenings of farmers markets in cities.
  • Examine the burden of dealing with crowds when you really just want to eat an almond croissant.
  • Nod to the feeling of loss and disappointment when you forget your canvas tote.
  • Ponder what composting is, exactly?
  • Poke fun at trend diets like The Ketogenic Diet.
  • Allude to how a vegetarian piggy would handle this market.
Tara Lawall is a writer, storyteller, and Creative Director in advertising. For her work in advertising she has won various global awards and also been included in the Advertising and Editorial Art permanent collection at the MoMa. She has been featured on One Club’s list of Next Creative Leaders and recently on Pitch 100’s Superwomen list. Her writing has been published in Scary Mommy, Motherly, and She also occasionally performs in storytelling shows across New York City including at Magnet Theater.

Rich Greco is a New York-born-and-based designer. He’s currently Group Design Director at Droga5 and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute. Rich was cited as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing & Advertising as well as Business Insider’s 30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30. His work has been featured in Creativity, Ad Age, Adweek, Communication Arts, Fast Company, Bloomberg Business, Christie’s, Art News, Brand New, and The New York Observer. He has lectured for AIGA and Miami Ad School, been a panelist at the International Advertising Awards, and has had artwork on display in the New Museum Triennial.
Product Details ISBN: 9781510762763
ISBN-10: 1510762760
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English
"Inspired by the lack of books that are fun for both kids and parents, Tara Lawall and Rich Greco made their own . . . it takes readers through a Brooklyn farmers' market, where the piggies have to deal with insufferable hipsters and crowds. They poke fun at fad diets like Keto and contemplate what composting really is. All of this is underpinned by an illustrative style devised by Rich that is enjoyable for eyes of all ages. It's like a Pixar movie in book form."
Little Black Book

"Tara Lawall is hilarious and this book is just what I needed! Also, I related to way too many of the Little Piggies in this book."
—Adam Wade, #1 Audible and Amazon bestselling author, and 20-time winner of The Moth's StorySlam

"The story we all know but updated to represent the ridiculous shopping experience of today." 
—Beth Newell, cofounder and editor of Reductress

"A clever and hilarious twist on the classic nursery rhyme that had me going hee-hee all the way home."
—Sam Miserendino, author of the Addicted Animals series (If You Give a Bear a Bong, If You Give a Kitty a Cocktail, and more)