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Sunday 30 January 2022

Review: Batpig: When Pigs Fly

Gary Yorkshire is a regular pig. A pink, fuzzy pig. 

He lives in a big city and enjoys spending time with his friends Carl the fish and Brooklyn the bat.

One day, Gary is involved in a rather unusual accident involving his friend Brooklyn. It's soon after that Gary begins to feel strange. Soon Gary, the regular, everyday pig, becomes something more.

Gary now wants to sleep during the day and be awake all night. He's suddenly really hungry and strong and has x-ray vision. He can also float in the air. Is it floating or flying?!

When realisation hits, Gary is quite excited. Could he possibly be a superhero? 

What should his superhero name be? It doesn't take long for Gary to decide. Batpig. And Batpig is not a regular, everyday pig.

Batpig: When Pigs Fly is the story of how Gary adjusts to becoming a superhero and keeping the city safe. It's about how Batpig gets his own superhero outfit, saves someone from being robbed, and starts a new superhero legend. Batpig also encounters a villain, the enormous dinosaur Repto-Man.

Author and illustrator, Rob Harrell takes readers on a wild ride as Batpig develops his superhero persona. The story is full of humour for kids, and a little something extra for any adult readers. With a simple comic strip style, the story is presented in chapters in a novel-length graphic novel.

Batpig: When Pigs Fly is a great story for reluctant readers, and those who enjoy books like Captain Underpants and The Bad Guys series.

Title: Batpig: When Pigs Fly
Author/Illustrator: Rob Harrell
Publisher: Harper Collins, $ 16.99
Publication Date: 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781460760512
For ages: 9+
Type: Graphic Novel