JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
[I just could not resist making a note of this book--sorry.]
Before there was Babe there were other pig stories, though not many I think with a bearing on pigs and worms. Or worms in pigs. But that is the bent in this tall-and-slender volume, which I initially selected for three other reasons: (1) because of its odd cover (gilt-stamped "Sincerely Yours/Lenore Muth" rather than the title; (2) the caption to the portrait of the author ("'Nurse'' said I wonder if it IS worms' "; and (3) the first line of the book ("As a child I played with pigs"). So the book had both everything and nothing going for it before I ever got to the content, which is indeed the story of a pig with worms.