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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (original 1989; edition 1996)

by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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Title:The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Authors:Jon Scieszka
Other authors:Lane Smith (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (1996), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:traditional literature, fiction, Picture Books
Tags:animals, funny, fairy tale, point of view

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (1989)



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This more modern adaptation of the story of the three little pigs will make the experience exciting for children. Additionally, the picture take on a life of their own as they illustrate this traditional literature book. ( )
  MadalynRoach | Oct 20, 2016 |
My favorite elements of The True Story of Three Little Pigs is the plot and the point of view. I enjoyed the plot because it was unexpected; Scieszka wrote a modern folktale by taking the classic story of the Three Little Pigs, and writing it from the point of view of the wolf. And it was such a clever twist. The wolf was actually visiting the pigs to borrow a cup of sugar (a likely story) but his constant sneezing caused the houses the blow down. The point of view of the book was another good aspect. It's written in first person in the point of view of the wolf so the reader actually gets to hear his side of the story. He oftentimes addresses the audience so the reader can feel a part of the story. The main message of this book is to get both sides of a story before making assumptions. ( )
  cmcdon13 | Oct 20, 2016 |
This book is a super cute spin on stories that the kids have all heard. It has great illustrations that help set the mood of the book.
  KJoPlante | Oct 14, 2016 |
Great book for teaching point of view. It's interesting to read this story from the wolf's side. This book would be great to compare and contrast different versions of the story. Then students can decide whether or not they believe what the wolf has said. ( )
  mwatki5 | Oct 13, 2016 |
Alternate take on a story most kids know. For fun.
  CharliePipes | Oct 9, 2016 |
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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.
To Jeri and Molly
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Everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs.
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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