“The Pig Who Made it Big” is a rhyming picture book about a pig whose life suddenly changes after a film crew comes to shoot a movie on the farm. The director takes a shine to the pig and notices how intelligent and talented she is. She gets along very well with Ronnie, the director’s dog. An unexpected incident makes the pig realize that others regard her differently to Ronnie just because she is a pig. Luckily, not everyone sees her like this.

The story is inspired by the true story of actor Branko Djuric who adopted a pig after realizing that the pigs that were used in a film he was working on were slaughtered afterwards, unlike what would have happened if they were dogs. This book highlights the speciesism that humans have between animals considered as pets and those that are not. It promotes the notion that all animals should be treated with the same respect and love.


“Maybe there is nothing more important today than teaching young kids compassion and empathy. Dragana’s books do exactly that. Through playful stories, she makes children see animals in a new light, undoubtedly helping them think differently about our relationships with the other species with whom we share our planet.” 
-Tobias Leenaert, best-selling author of How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach


“Delightful and Inspiring” 
– Kim Stallwood, best-selling author of Growl: Life Lessons, Hard Truths, and Bold Strategies from an Animal Advocate