The verses in the story are arranged by W Perring.Piggly Plays Truant is an exciting story in verse about two little pigs who played truant from school and had many lively adventures.But soon they get into trouble and find themselves stranded at sea in a small boat - luckily Old Salt Pork comes to their rescue and takes them safely home to mother.
Lazy little Piggly-Wiggly
Often stayed in bed to snore
After Mother Pig called him
For he always snored before
Piggly-Wiggly - Little Porky - Old Salt Pork - Mother Pig
issue points for collectors
This is the eighth title in Wills & Hepworth's Ladybird series, 401. "First published Oct, 1946" stated on the verso of the front endpaper.
Originally published as a small hardback book with dust-wrapper carrying the original price of 2'6 Net. 56 pages. Green boards. Picture pasted to the front board. Black and white illustrated endpapers that are different to the front and rear.
Catalogue page at the rear of the book - last title listed on the catalogue page is "In Green Pastures with Uncle Mac" from series 455. Front endpaper states "First published Oct, 1946"
for this title
The first edition cover, 1946
Early matt edition circa 1966
Early matt edition with logo
Full pictorial matt edition dating from the early 1970s
Piggly asleep in his bed
Piggly Wakes Up
Piggly eating his breakfast
Piggly leaves for school
Piggly meets his friend Porky
Porky shows Piggly his marbles
Piggly and Porky play marbles forgetting about school
Porky's marble rolls of the cliff and onto the beach below
Porky and Piggly search for their missing marble on the beach