Article Number 40090
A Pig with Character.
Our pig is admirably simple and conservative in appearance, concealing a high degree of character-building efficiency. In place of the usual rubber or cork stopper under the tummy (which is of course a disastrous enticement for children to take it out and empty the contents!), our pig’s belly is sealed. Your children have to destroy the animal completely to get at its insides. In this way they learn self-discipline, plus the useful lesson that virtue brings its reward when you, on Day X, hand over to them the rich, clinking contents in full. We should add perhaps that we do believe it’s possible – using the highest degree of dexterity, sophistication and technical skill – to get smaller coins back out of the top slit.
“And then I smash my piggy-bank with a hammer” sang Chris Howland in the 1960s. No doubt that’s the best way, if you’ve got to do it.
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