The character of this pig is irresistible: his rich inner life and thoughts are written all over his face! The loud friends pay no attention but he finds a time-honoured way to get them out of the bath.

Julia Marshall, Publisher



A comical children’s book about a very busy bath, from one of New Zealand’s master author/illustrators.

Best 50 Kids Books 2018, The Listener


  • Description

    Pig is having a lovely bath. In come Sheep, Cow, Horse… They are very noisy!
    Pig finds a way to make them go away. Oink!

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 0-2 year, 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Best 50 Kids Books 2018, The Listener (NZ)

      This bathroom interlude is the perfect story to share with a child just beginning to read. It has just enough text for the child to tell the story to an adult listener.

    2. The Sapling (NZ)

      Oink is perfect to be pored over with a young child – slowly interpreting each page by the expressions and actions of the animals…Simple, clever and funny.

    3. Trevor Agnew, The Source (NZ)

      This picture book, Oink, achieves the most difficult feat of all – telling a story entirely in pictures…This is a great book to share with young readers, so they can provide their own running commentary. The timing should perhaps be after, rather than before, a bath.

    4. Book trailers for Kids and YA

      Pig is cute and his expressions are delightful and totally believable. You certainly can tell when he is frustrated with all the interruptions and the smile on his face when he finally gets the bath to himself is pure gold.

    5. Bob’s Book Blog (NZ)

      Brilliantly illustrated. The facial images of all the animals are stunning and pigs contented smirk at the end is a gem.

      The best thing about wordless picture books is that the reader can describe what is happening in their own words. Children will get great delight in explaining this story.

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