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Diana Neild

Diana Neild, creator of the Piggity-Wiggity children’s picture books, is a Manawatu mother of four, musician, and maker of rhyme. She grew up on a remote sheep farm in the Waikato and has spent 25 years in Palmerston North teaching music and raising children. She plays the flute and saxophone in various groups in the region, and documents the lives of a large family of pigs who live in Karori.
Selected bibliography:
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig illustrated by Philip Webb (Scholastic 2008).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's Cafe illustrated by Philip Webb (Scholastic 2009). 
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig and the School Concert illustrated by Philip Webb (Scholastic 2010).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig and the Camping Holiday illustrated by Philip Webb (Scholastic 2011).
  • Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig and the Christmas Baby illustrated by Philip Webb (Scholastic 2011).
Awards:
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2009 Picture Book Honour Award for Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2009 Picture Books List for Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig.
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2010 Picture Book Finalist for Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's Cafe.
 

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