Chris P. Bacon is one remarkable pig. Born with malformed hind legs, he was taken to a veterinarian to be euthanized—but luckily, that vet was Len Lucero, who saw that the little guy was special. Chris P. went home with Dr. Len and within a matter of weeks became an Internet sensation and a media darling, winning thousands of hearts all over the world. Before long, he was a famous author, too! In Chris P.’s first two books, Chris P. Bacon . . . My Life So Far and How to Roll Like Chris P. Bacon, readers watched him treat his pals to ice cream cones, decorate the barn for a hoedown, bake a batch of Pigs in Mud cookies, and much more. Now he’s back—and it’s his birthday! He is turning two, and, boy, is he excited. He can’t wait for a day full of fun, friends, and family (and grapes and Cheerios, of course!). Follow Chris on his big day, starting with his morning rounds on the farm, where he shares his contagious happiness with all of his friends. Watch him prepare for his big party, and finally join him in the celebration and see what his furry and human friends have to say about Chris’s first two years as everyone’s favorite Pig on Wheels!
About the Author
Len Lucero, D.V.M., is a veterinarian who lives in Sumterville, Florida, with his wife, Shawna, and their two children, Ashley and Gabriel. Growing up on a small ranch in New Mexico, Len always loved animals and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. His dream came true, and he now owns and operates Sumter Mobile Veterinary Services and takes care of animals both large and small. One of those small animals came into his life to stay—and that is his little friend and companion Chris P. Bacon.Kristina Tracy is the proud mom of two kids, Ava and Dane. Besides writing, her favorite things to do include riding her horse, remodeling, gardening, and reading. She spends her time in San Diego and Summerland, California. She is the author of nine children’s books, written in collaboration with the best-selling authors Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra, Christiane Northrup, M.D., Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, and Doreen Virtue.Penny Weber has been illustrating professionally since 2007, but she has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She loves enlisting her children and family members to model for her paintings. She lives on Long Island in New York with her three children and her husband and their very, very large cat named Tiger.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a cute story of Chis P. Bacon, a pig with malformed back legs. He was taken to the vet to be euthanized, but the kind doctor took him home instead. He built him a little contraption with wheels to hold his hind end and enable him to move on his own. Dr. Len recorded Chris when he first used his contraption and posted it on Youtube. He became famous and traveled around, was on TV shows and was taken to functions. His role was to motivate people to always do their best despite their problems. He also was an inspiration to everyone especially others in wheelchairs etc. Chris was welcomed and celebrated in Dr. Len's home. The end of the book shows actual photographs of Chris during his first 2 years. The illustrations are great and add a lot to the story. I recommend that all school and public libraries get a copy of this book. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.