When Pig Got Stuck In The Trough The Tales of Wobblebottom Farm by Dave Thorne

When Pig Got Stuck In The Trough (The Tales of Wobblebottom Farm) by Dave Thorne  (Author), Kris Lillyman (Illustrator)


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (26 May 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 33 pages

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8510391855

Age Range :           3-7 years


Dougie the piggy’s a hungry old soul

He eats much too fast – eating everything whole

He doesn’t have manners. He just doesn’t share

And greedy old Dougie – well – just doesn’t care

He’s ever so greedy, and I’m sure you’ll believe

He’s first to the trough, and last one to leave

But one day he found that he’d run out of luck

As he climbed in his trough and he got himself stuck

I’m sure Doug will learn his lesson, but how can you do you get a sticky pig out of a tight spot? Follow the fun down on Wobblebottom Farm to find out.


Always having fun; never miserable; and always up to mischief. That could be one of the characters in the Wobblebottom Farm book series but it also applies to me ! I look a bit like the farmer; am happy and dozy like Donkey; and like to misbehave like Brian – the naughtiest turkey.

During the covid lockdowns I was able to get time to entertain myself in writing and publishing fun books for kids to either read themselves or to read with their parents. Two have now been published, namely Doris – The Fastest Chicken in the West, and When Pig got stuck in the Trough.

I can’t draw for toffee – with a cow coming out looking like an ugly horse for instance, so I’ve relied on the expertise of Kris Lillyman to bring the stories to life – which he does so superbly. The third book, Donkey Saves Christmas is being illustrated by Kris as we speak. There’s plenty more to come after that – such as Brian the Hypnotist Turkey; When the Bees Swarmed; Little Duck learns to sing, and many more

As for me, I have been married for over 30 years to my long-suffering wife. I have Shreddies for breakfast nearly every morning; have an absolute love of sausages; and like to balance things on my nose. I can catch 31 coins when balanced on my elbow; and can wiggle both my nose and ears at the same time. Other than that I’m a tiny little fella with big ears; big feet; and big hands – so could well appear as an elf or a goblin in someone else’s story