Michigan Reads! 2006

  • Bed Hogs by Kelly DiPucchio

    Michigan Reads! 2006 book winner Bed Hogs by Kelly DiPucchio Bed Hogs is the engaging story of Little Runt, who grows weary of sharing a straw bed with his parents and siblings and kicks them out one by one. Only when he has the bed all to himself does Little Runt realize it's scary and lonesome without his family around him.

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Author and Illustrator

  • Kelly DiPucchio, Author of Bed Hogs

    Kelly DiPucchio was born on March 7, 1967 in Warren, Michigan. She grew up on a small farm in Rochester, where her family raised horses, chickens, ducks, rabbits, and goats - but no hogs! After graduating from Rochester High School in 1985, Kelly attended Michigan State University where she received a bachelor's degree in early childhood development.

    For more information, please visit Kelly's Web site.


  • Illustrator Howard Fine

    Howard Fine is an illustrator and dentist who once dreamed of joining the NBA. He has illustrated many books for children, including two Michigan Reads! selections: Raccoon Tune and Bed Hogs. He lives in New York with his wife, two sons and daughter.