by Angela Johnson
illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Julius is a pig that came to live with Maya. While Maya's parents were not happy with having a pig in their home, Maya couldn't be more thrilled. While this seems like a silly little story, there really is some deeper meaning to it. Julius was often rude and Maya had to teach him manners. In fact, both Maya and Julius learned from one another and were able to share what they had learned. This is a neat book to use to reinforce the concept of sharing and teaching one another. My kids enjoyed this book and of course talked about what it would be like to have a pig of their own!!!