Next step (I realize we are doing this backwards) is to check out the Toot and Puddle books.
Toot and Puddle are a pair of best-friend pigs who like to travel and go on adventures around the world. I love the theme, and the stories so far have been very cute and educational. I can't wait to see the books.
Another book is coming to TV soon... Olivia. Here is a New York Post article about it. I have seen previews for Olivia, but can't find the schedule info, and I'm not sure which channel -- Nickelodepn, Nick Jr. or Noggin. (UPDATE - it starts Jan. 26 on Nickelodeon, 11:30 EST. Here's another article about it.) We have a copy of Olivia that was a resale shop find. Honestly, it's not among my most favorites (perhaps because we have all boys) but we should give it more tries and we will definitely check out the new show. Perhaps like Toot and Puddle, the show will turn more families on to the book.
Olivia is also a pig, a precocious female pig that enjoys art and dancing, and wearing out her mama. She's described in the Post article as "the piglet with a passion for fashion."
It's all about pigs on TV!
This just in... Here's the Nickelodeon press release about the Olivia premiere, including channel and VOD info.