Cupig: The Valentine's Day Pig (Hardcover)

Cupig: The Valentine's Day Pig By Claire Tattersfield, Rob Sayegh, Jr. (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A New York Times bestseller!

A comically mismatched Valentine's Day picture book with a clever and hilarious take on Cupid. Introducing Cupig the Valentine's Day pig!

Cupig absolutely loves Valentine's Day. Every year she enjoys spreading love and cheer to every creature, far and near. But when a storm blows through and sends her arrows off course, Cupig accidentally puts arrows in hearts that don't need to be mended. Peanut Butter has stopped loving Jelly! Salt and Pepper have broken up! Needle and Thread are falling apart at the seams! 

Will Cupig ever fix her mistakes and get these classic pairs back together again?

With clever rhyming text and comically expressive art, Cupig is sure to be a Valentine's Day classic for years to come! The perfect Valentine's Day gift and for fans of Little Blue Truck's Valentine, How to Catch a Loveosaurus, and Love from the Crayons!

"Sure to steal readers’ hearts."--Kirkus reviews

"Sure to be a hit with the picture book crowd."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Move over, Cupid—a pink piggy competitor takes a shot at creating love matches in this mixed-up Valentine’s Day outing." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Claire Tattersfield an assistant editor at Viking Children’s Books and Flamingo Books at Penguin Young Readers. After finishing college as editor-in-chief of her school's satire paper, she found that her skills in writing short form satire translated phenomenally to writing picture books, and that is how Cupig was made. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first book.

Rob Sayegh Jr. is a former toy designer turned New York Times bestselling children’s book illustrator. He is the author/illustrator of Love Tails, and the illustrator of I’m Not Scared, You’re Scared!, Arlo Draws an Octopus and Slow Down, Tumbleweed. Combining real-world textures and photography with his illustrations, Rob enjoys creating worlds and characters that make people of all ages smile and giggle. When he is not doodling or writing, he enjoys collecting vintage toys, being an official snack taste-tester, and falling in love with every dog he meets. He currently lives in San Francisco with his family. To see more of Rob's work, please visit

Praise For…

"A punctilious pig’s job as Cupid goes awry. Cupig, a rotund porcine hero in heart-adorned undies, loves love. She adores it so much that every year on Valentine’s Day, she takes her trusty bow and arrow and helps spread desire. This year, however, the weather affects her aim. Gray swirls of gusty wind blow her arrows astray . . . After some reflection, however, Cupig realizes her mistakes and goes off to set things right. [A] silly story of classic pairs reuniting. Tattersfield keeps a jaunty pace, and Sayegh’s smiling (and distraught) inanimate objects are a delight. Sure to steal readers’ hearts." --Kirkus reviews

"Move over, Cupid—a pink piggy competitor takes a shot at creating love matches in this mixed-up Valentine’s Day outing."--Publishers Weekly

"Pun-filled speech bubble commentary accompanies the rhyming verse that flows cheekily from page to page, gently making fun of these pairings and inviting viewers to consider other familiar duos like Peanut Butter and Jelly. This one’s sure to be a hit with the picture book crowd come mid-February." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593623107
ISBN-10: 059362310X
Publisher: Flamingo Books
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English