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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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This book was really great with 1st graders. I used as a mentor text to aid in writing and the format of the lead and conclusion was really great. The students are really interested and engaged in the book. They loved to see the different concept of the three little pigs story. They didn't seem to understand that the Wolf was still bad, they agreed with the wolf that he was innocence.
  kes030 | Apr 24, 2015 |
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a traditional literature picture book that takes a twist on the standard story of the Three Little Pigs. It explores the story as the wolf is actually the victim, not the bad guy. It takes a funny twist on the standard story, and makes the three pigs into bad guys. This would be a great story to pair with the actual Three Little Pigs and to explore different types of versions and cultures of fairytales. A teaching idea related to this book would be taking traditional stories and letting the students make their own revised story of the fairytale. It would be a fun way to help students understand the concept and have fun writing. ( )
  rebeccafrady | Apr 16, 2015 |
I have loved this book ever since I heard it as a child! What makes this book so interesting is the humor Jon Scieszka adds to the very traditional story of the three little pigs. For example, the book ends with the wolf still talking about how everything that happened only happened because he was looking for a cup of sugar for a cake. This humor is funny to both adults and kids because we can all relate to someone trying to act more innocent than they really are. Another reason I like this book is the illustrators work. The cover looks like the wolf is on the front page of a newspaper which makes the book seem more realistic. It also shows the reader that maybe there is more to the story than just the wolf being "bad", The illustrations and the story go perfectly together! The big idea of the story is to not judge a book by its cover! ( )
  jcuttitta | Apr 5, 2015 |
When reading this story I found that I really enjoyed reading for three main reasons. The first reason is that I think it is a fun spin on a classic story. I found it as a fun read for a reader of any age. Another thing I liked about this story is the writing of the story, it was a well written story and there was not a lot of hard vocab for younger students and there was not a lot of writing on each page. Lastly, I really enjoyed the illustrations in the story. The reason is that the illustrations were easily understood and matched the text perfectly. That is why I liked this story.
  Ekelle8 | Apr 5, 2015 |
There are a couple reasons I enjoyed this book. To start, this book is a unique twist on the classic Three Little Pigs fairy tale. The point of view in this story is very engaging and differs from the classic in the sense that the wolf's point of view is taken into account. From telling the story in this point of view, the reader learns that the wolf is no longer the "big bad wolf." He is actually innocently inquiring the pigs about sugar in order for him to make a cake for his grandma. This point of view will appeal to many readers especially if they have read the classic fairy tale version because it is so different. I also really enjoyed the writing of the story. Since the wolf is the storyteller, he talks in such a way that convinces the reader that he is completely innocent. The writing is extremely engaging and flows well. The wolf talks to readers in a colloquial manner. For example, in the opening paragraph of the book, the wolf want's to "[...] let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the real story, because nobody has heard my side of the story." This statement alone grabs readers attention simply because it is written so well. The text held my attention and I'm sure it will do the same for other readers. The main message of this book is to always hear out another's point of view because it might surprise you. The wolf's point of view definitely surprised me. ( )
  mpotts1 | Apr 4, 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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140544518, Paperback)

"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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