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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
Rating:****
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 book is the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf told by the big bad wolf. He explains that the whole situation is a complete misunderstanding. That he did not mean to kill the pigs, but blew down there houses by accident when he sneezed. He was trying to get a cup of sugar to use so he could bake a cake for his grandmother. When he blew the straw house and stick house, the pigs died in the rumble and he ate them so that they did not go to waste. His story was of course not believed and he ends up in jail pleading his case. This is a cute story to read with children. Most kids know the version of the big bad wolf and would find this side of the story funny. The illustrations go well with the story line in that they are not too colorful but set in a newspaper style. This book would be good to use in a comparison of two similar text lesson. Both sides of the story would be read to the class. A Venn diagram would then be created so that the kids could compare the two stories differences and what are similar. The students would work in groups to fill in their own Venn diagram.
  LaurenBrow | Dec 8, 2016 |
This is the story of how the wolf the wolf got blamed for the three little pigs. It starts out as the wolf wanted to bake a cake for granny. He was out of sugar and went to his neighbor. This neighbor had a straw house, a pig lived there. He had a cold and nocked it down then he ate the pig. The same thing happened to next neighbor whose house made of twigs. Then he went to his last neighbor but his house was made out of bricks, he "sneezed" again but nothing happened. This pig said something about his granny and the wolf went crazy. He tried to break in as the cops pulled up and the tabloids framed him. I would use this in my class as a readers theater with my students because of the different dialogs.
  Nicholepeterse | Nov 23, 2016 |
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs tells the story of the Wolf and how he was only trying to borrow a cup of sugar from a neighbor and then things went haywire. As two of the three little pig's houses fall to the ground, which side of the story will you believe?

This book is hilarious and is a great story to teach point of view from! The commentary in the story is very funny and it is fun for students to see a different side to a very well known story!

I would do a character investigation with this story and try to determine if the wolf is telling the truth. ( )
  kmedwa4950 | Nov 21, 2016 |
This was a great retell of the three little pigs. I like that it shows a different perspective, because this is a great concept to show students that do not know yet what looking at something from a different view is. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 21, 2016 |
In this twist of the Three Little pigs you get the story from the Big Bad Wolf himself. He tells us that all he really wanted was a cup of sugar for his dear little granny's birthday. Also, he has a big bad cold, and can't help but sneezing when he walks up to the houses of the three little pigs.
  ryleemay | Nov 20, 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.
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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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