Ms. Martilotti's "Pinky Pig" collection has been available for quite some time on a per-book basis, but now, for the first time ever, all four books are available online. The titles include "Pinky Pig Meets Farmer Bob's Niece", "Pinky Pig: Lost in the City!", "Pinky's Birthday" and "Pinky's Race."
The series began more than 20 years ago with the release of the first book in the series, "Pinky Pig: Lost in the City!", which found the title's four-legged, mischievous pig wandering off his farm one day, venturing through a dark and scary forest and down into the city, a place he had never before visited. "Lost in the City" hit the market before the internet really took flight, and has been an online (and bookshelf) sensation ever since.
Ms. Martilotti said that of all the books she has penned, it's the Pinky Pig collection that she holds near and dear to her heart.
"Pinky initially came out at a time when entertainment geared towards children had really taken a downward spiral," Ms. Martilotti said. "Everything from cartoons to reading material, prime-time TV shows, computer games... it was all geared towards violence, hyperactivity, rebelling against authority, everything that naturally just points kids in the wrong direction. 'Lost in the City' was a return to story-telling as it used to be; something with a lesson, something with characters that you wanted to see more of, something that relaxed kids and made them happy, not wanting to go outside and break something."
The popularity of "Lost in the City" spun the remaining three books in subsequent years, all found on various publishing websites. But it was only now that all four have been available together as a set throughout the world at such online sites as Barnes & Noble and Amazon, among many others.
Ms. Martilotti said that she still receives quite a bit of electronic correspondence inquiring as to whether Pinky Pig will return in future books. "Oh, yes, he definitely will," Ms. Martilotti said, laughing. "He's an incredibly fun and easy character to write for, and there's just not telling how much more mischief I can create for him to get into. And of course, there's no limit to how many life lessons that today's young readers can gain from reading about this little pig and his friends. So, yes; Pinky Pig will return!"
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