The Three Pigs

Think you know the classic story of the three little pigs? Think again. In this Caldecott-winning rendition of the tale, the pigs decide that they just aren’t going to take it anymore. After the wolf blows the first little pig clear out of the story, he gathers his brothers. They fold the page into a paper airplane and fly off in search of other misadventures, gathering the Cat with the Fiddle and a dragon along the way. Don’t worry — the pigs return to the brick house just in time for the climax of the story, but it doesn’t end like you remember. Giggle factor: absolutely. Adult enjoyment: let’s just say this is no ordinary book. Illustrations: range from one jelly jar (pastiche of Mother Goose) to five (pigs flying on the paper airplane and other sections just too good to mention). P.S. Unlike most Wiesner books, this one has words.

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~ by kaychubbuck on June 4, 2010.

4 Responses to “The Three Pigs”

  1. Read The New York Times review:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/20/books/children-s-books-still-huffing-still-puffing.html?scp=10&sq=david+wiesner&st=nyt
    Or browse the limited preview on Google Books:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=mmVFI3WUOgMC&dq=three+pigs+wiesner&source=gbs_navlinks_s
    Enjoy!

  2. For other reviews of Weisner books on this site, see Flotsam
    https://picturebookjournal.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/flotsam/
    and Sector 7
    https://picturebookjournal.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/sector-7/
    Enjoy!

  3. […] The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs . . . by the Wolf, of course. In Jon Scieska and Lane Smith‘s version, it turns out that the Big Bad Wolf just happened to have a cold as he went house to house in search of a cup of sugar to make a cake for his granny. All that huffing and puffing? Total accident. […]

  4. […] Like his other Caldecott-winning picture books, such as Flotsam and The Three Pigs, David Weisner‘s Tuesday takes its audience on a (mostly) wordless voyage through the heights of Weisner’s wonderfully wacky imagination […]

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