Piggy Banks Savi Arbola and Marco Onesti (Chronicle Books, $12.95) While we were busy greedily breaking our piggy banks into shards and snatching up the saved pennies, smarter people were keeping the now-valuable repositories intact. Still, had we been given such beauties as the ones shown in this book, we too might have refrained from smashing them: Bears from 1911, a Hungarian casket decorated with griffins from the late 19th century, and a 1990 Swiss wooden owl are only a few of the featured pieces. A —Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
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