Ginger and Petunia by Patricia Polacco

syndetics-lcPatricia Polacco, author of dozens of children’s picture books, often bases her stories on events in her own life.  She uses the life of a friend in her latest book, Ginger and Petunia.  Ginger is a an elegant woman, and Petunia is her pet pig.  When the pig is left alone one day, it puts on Ginger’s clothes and make-up, accidentally discovers a forgery in a museum, goes out to parties, and dances the tango.  The funny thing is, nobody even knows the difference!  This is a cute, funny picture book for kids ages 6 to 8.