Bennett is happy to become friends with Webster, a young pig who lives next door. But when his parents forbid the friendship Bennett runs away, and his parents soon learn the value of a good friend. A sly look at the tensions caused by class and race. . . . Told in a wry voice, yet kidlike in its essence, this appealing story is lifted to a higher level by the delightfully offbeat ink-and-watercolor art. — Booklist, starred review
Although his parents, very cosmopolitan cows, are uncomfortable with the idea, Bennett becomes good friends with Webster, a young pig who moves in next door.