Molly Nero WOI Jan '12 Tour 

Molly Nero grew up in Texas loving to sing, dance, and read. She spent over 18 years teaching elementary school. Reading to her own children, she was inspired to write. Molly Nero recently moved to Pennsylvania where she resides with her family, 2 dogs, and a leopard spotted Gecko and enjoys writing, cooking, and making snowmen.

Smarty Pig

Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.

ISBN Number: 978-1-61244-048-4

Genre of Book:  Picture book

Publication Date: December 2011


About the Book:

The school year has started but the pigs have given up on school and aren’t doing their homework. All but one, that is. Smarty Pig is working hard. Although she gets teased, her report card shows her hard work, while the others fail. They reach out to her, and she becomes their tutor. By creating games in their home that practice skills, Smarty Pig shows them that they can learn, and it’s really fun after all. She helps them understand that learning is not just for school, it’s for life.


Smarty Pig helps again in Smarty Pig and the Test Taking Terror when the fear of taking a test shuts down Petey Pig. Available in Spring 2012.



“Kid-tested, librarian-approved! Nero does an outstanding job of conveying such an important message to youngsters.” --Elaine Volpe, Head of Youth Services, Bethel Park Library, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania


“As my first graders listened to a reading of Smarty Pig, smiles and giggles abounded! Molly Nero has successfully combined an important life lesson with a fun read. It is a story that appeals to readers of all ages. Parents and teachers love the positive message about learning. Kids love it, because it's fun.” --Barbara Walsh, 1st Grade Teacher, Washington Elementary, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania


"As is ofter said: I only know what I like and and I do like your clever, and funny, and (best of all) thought-provoking story...Smarty Pig. I wish I had come up with the idea myself!" --David McPhail


 Places where Smarty Pig is available for sale: and all other bookstores POD after Dec.


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