"The Mudhogs" by Dalton James is a children's book written by an eight-year-old. The story is about three pigs that want mud to roll around and play in. When they have no rain and thus no mud, they try several tactics to make it rain (e.g.- Indian dancing, using magic, and playing make-believe), their efforts are in vain. [Parents that don't want their children to be exposed to such secular responses to try and obtain rain should take note.] Anyway, they go in search of mud from other places. This is also unsuccessful. At the end of the story, the pigs return home to find it has rained in the course of their travels. The story is simple and easy to follow for those youngsters just learning to read. The drawings done in marker and colored pencil will inspire young ones to draw, too.