Pigs Can't Look Up

Pigs Can't Look Up

By Vincent D’Onofrio
Illustrator Shelly Cunningham


Price: $15.54

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  • Publication Date: May 16, 2023
  • Imprint: Cameron Kids
  • ISBN: 9781647009588
  • Page Count: 32
  • Rights: World/All

Based on the viral tweet from actor Vincent D’Onofrio comes a heartwarming story about a girl, a pig, and a radical act of kindness that will lift even the heaviest of hearts

In this spare picture book, a little girl forges a bond with a pig on her farm, taking note of the unfair truth that because their bodies evolved to forage for food on the ground, pigs can’t look up. Inspired by empathy, the little girl determines and plots to hoist the pig up to see the stars, and in doing so, sees herself. Originally written as a tweet by actor Vincent D’Onofrio, the limited and poetic text morphs into a beautiful story of friendship and kindness in this bold and graphic picture book.


"Cunningham’s delicate illustrations are moving and lovely. A tender tale with a reminder to look up and all around us.”
Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Vincent D’Onofrio is a world-renowned actor, producer, writer, and director whose credits include Full Metal Jacket, Jurassic World, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Men in Black, and is the author of Mutha: Stuff and Things, published by Cameron Books. He lives in New York City. Shelly Cunningham is a mixed-media artist. This is her debut picture book. She lives in Portland, Oregon.