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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989)

by Jon Scieszka

Other authors: Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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  a.coote | Jun 5, 2015 |
Cute engaging story for all ages. Would be great to use in a lesson on point of view or even just to read for fun. Must have in your library!
  NiinaMariie | May 11, 2015 |
This book is the interesting twist on a classic folktale of young children. This story shows the Wolf's side of the story of the Three Little Pigs. The author goes into good detail and creative ways to fit the story into the same general outline of the original folktale, but does so in a way to turn the original villain into our stories main, and innocent, character. I think this books i s good way to teach children about perspective, point of view, and not always believing what you hear or read. The main message of this story is that there are always two sides to every story, and that you should hear both sides before judging the situation. ( )
  mskell2 | May 3, 2015 |
this is a fun book to read to the students to show them that there is two sides to every story. also we can use this book to show children how the author is having the character speak to us throughout his story. this could help them with their writing.
  bmm034 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This story is another spin off of the three little pigs. This is useful to teach the students how to listen to others view points and listen to each other. ( )
  Kelsly93 | Apr 29, 2015 |
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This is a great resource when talking about fractured fairy tales.
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Everybody knows the story of the Three Little Pigs. Or at least they think they do. But I'll let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the real story, because nobody has ever heard my side of the story.
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To Jeri and Molly
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Everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs.
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Hey, it's not my fault wolves eat cute little animals like bunnies and sheep and pigs...If cheeseburgers were cute, folks would probably think you were Big and Bad, too.
The real story is about a sneeze and a cup of sugar.
I don't know how this whole Big Bad Wolf thing got started, but it's all wrong
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This story has a great lead, so good for teaching how to make a lead.
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"There has obviously been some kind of mistake," writes Alexander T. Wolf from the pig penitentiary where he's doing time for his alleged crimes of 10 years ago. Here is the "real" story of the three little pigs whose houses are huffed and puffed to smithereens... from the wolf's perspective. This poor, much maligned wolf has gotten a bad rap. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with a sneezy cold, innocently trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his granny a cake. Is it his fault those ham dinners--rather, pigs--build such flimsy homes? Sheesh.

This 10th-anniversary edition of Jon Scieszka's New York Times Best Book of the Year, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, includes a special, impassioned letter from prisoner A. Wolf himself and a snappy new jacket by Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith, whose quirky perspectives still color the illustrations throughout. As with The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, the collaborators take a classic story and send it through the wisecracker machine, much to the glee of kids young and old. (Ages 4 to 8 or much, much older) --Emilie Coulter

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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

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