A few weeks ago I told you that a special friend of mine (and fan of PIGGY WIGLET) planned to get a tattoo of a picture and words from the book, which was originally published in 1973 by Western Publishing and illustrated by Les Gray. In 2007 the book was re-illustrated and published by Boyds Mills Press. Mary Cosker and her sisters have fond memories of PIGGY WIGLET’S BIG ADVENTURE when they were girls around their grandmother’s knees as she read them the story.
Mary, a teacher who lives in Shelby, Ohio, just sent me a picture of her brand new tattoo. I’ve had a library conference room and a school named after me, I’ve had my poetry painted on a bookmobile and sandblasted into a library sidewalk, but no one has EVER had a tattoo representing one of my books!
Piggy Wiglet rides again! Actually, he walks again, but either way I’m deeply flattered. Thank you, Mary Cosker!!