The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig

by Emer Stamp, Illustrated By Emer Stamp

Scholastic Press
May 2015

Ages 7 – 12 . Grades 2 – 7

Lexile measure: 750L

DRA: 40

Guided Reading: Q

This is me. I is Pig! If you is reading this, you can read Pig, and you is very clever. Unless you is an Evil Chicken, in which case, don't read this!

Pig is troubled. Usually, life on the Farm is pretty good. He has yummy slops, a true friend in Duck, mud to roll in, and Farmer to scratch his back and call him Roast Pig (his special nickname). But the Evil Chickens are up to something evil, involving a tractor-rocket. And Duck has something else to show his porcine friend: a shed where Farmer prepares to eat Pig for dinner!

What can Pig do? If he goes in the Chickens' trocket, he might run out of slops. If he stays, he'll become sausages and bacon. But if Pig and Duck can come up with a plan that involves the chicken house, the trocket, some itchy sheep, and an imaginary fox--maybe they can fix the Farm...or maybe they'll land in even more trouble. Don't miss the hysterically funny debut from Emer Stamp and Pig!
Emer Stamp

Growing up on a farm in Devon, Emer's first ambition was to be a vet. But her ambition was cruelly dashed upon the jagged rocks of career failure by her inability to get a grade of any sort at A-Level biology.

Emer is a keen runner, an over-enthusiastic kick-boxer, and a terible speller.


  • Praise for Pig:

    "Utterly original and very, very funny" – The Times

    "You will be laughing your socks off" – Guardian

    "A tale of farming, friendship (and quite a lot of farts)." -- Sunday Express Books of the Year

    "Outrageously funny and the perfect read-out-loud story … possibly the most hilarious and entertaining book of the year!" -- Creative Steps



Paper Over Board / Smyth

ISBN: 9780545694667

192pp. | 5-¾ x 7-¼