Charming original story about a clever pig and his rooster and chicken pals, and how they escape becoming their master's Xmas supper and then a ravenous wolf. Oblong, 21.5 by 27.5 cm. Unpaginated, 20 leaves, text and illustrations only on rectos. Eighteen original watercolor illustrations, all but two of which are full page or dominate the page. The watercolors are rendered with a confident simplicity -- these illustrations could easily have appeared in a published children's book. The text is written in a neat cursive. Besides the sweet narrative, we find the toile covers lovely, and also in keeping with the story within. On the front are vignettes of a coq and geese; on the rear, a horse, a dog and seraph, and both covers have a bucolic feel to them. Condition: the toile cover has staining. The interior has moderate wear.