Babe is a little pig who doesn't have a real mother, so he lives with Farmer Hoggett's sheep dog Fly as one of her own children. Babe must learn how to talk to the sheep before the British Sheep Dog Trials, and before Mrs Hoggett turns him into Christmas dinner. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders.