Piglet is a fictional character from A. A. Milne’s Winnie‑the‑Pooh books. Piglet is Winnie‑the‑Pooh’s closest friend amongst all the toys/animals featured in the stories. Despite the fact that he is a “Very Small Animal” of a generally timid disposition, he tries to be brave and on occasion conquers his fears.
Piglet is introduced in the text from Chapter III of Winnie‑the‑Pooh, although he is shown earlier in one of the illustrations for Chapter II. He also appears in Chapters V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X, as well as every chapter of The House at Pooh Corner. Piglet is best friends with Pooh and is also especially close to Christopher Robin and the rest of the main characters.
Like most of the characters, Piglet was based on one of Christopher Robin Milne’s stuffed animals. In the original color versions of Ernest H. Shepard’s illustrations in the Winnie‑the‑Pooh books, Piglet has pale pink skin and a green jumper. He is smaller than most animals, being only slightly taller than Roo. His voice is described as “squeaky”.