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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 was creative, funny, and had amazing visuals. The illustrations in the book were amazing and very funny; on one of the first pages there was a picture of his grandma hanging on the wall and the grandma looked like him. The author added creativity with making the book say that it was written by A. Wolf, which I thought was very clever. The artist, Lane Smith, Also used straw, bricks, and wood to make the first letter of the story, which I thought was very creative. The plot of the story was funny and coincided with the real three little pigs story perfectly. Instead of the wolf being the bad guy in this story, Jon Scieska created him as a noble man who was just asking his neighbors (the three pigs) for some sugar. Since in the original story, the wolf blows down the pigs houses, in this one, he has a sneeze and he accidentally sneezes and blows their houses down. Jon Scieszka took a traditional story and transformed it into something funny and extremely creative. ( )
  aedwar14 | Feb 23, 2017 |
This was a cute little story that allows you to hear the story from another viewpoint. The book would be a good read for the students when learning that there are two sides to every story. ( )
  Mb_Flor | Feb 23, 2017 |
This story is a parody on The Three Little Pigs, told by the Big Bad Wolf himself.

I really enjoy this book because I love spins off of original books, it is quite fun to read. ( )
  mackenzieblizzard | Feb 23, 2017 |
In my opinion, this is the best version of the three little pigs. The original story is still in this story, for example the three pigs still build their own homes; one of straw, the other of sticks, and the last of bricks. This book focuses on the wolf and it develops his character and focuses on who the wolf is as an individual. This is a perfect book to read as a read aloud for second, third, fourth, and fifth graders. The class can enjoy this refreshing tale of the three little pigs. ( )
  Sthefania | Feb 20, 2017 |
Oftentimes teachers use different variations of a classic fairy tale or folk tale to compare and contrast those texts for book dicussion and response activities to support literacy skills through repetition. This read-aloud story of the three little pigs is wildly hilarious and must be read with masterful story-telling skills to capture the flare and attitude of the character the wolf brings to this classic tale. His point of view is a great introduction to talk about POV with young readers. This is best suited for early childhood and elementary students.Expect your class to be roaring with laughter and fully engaged with the read aloud: a great opportunity to read for appreciation and follow up with a second read for activities. ( )
  Kaitlyn_Rivera | Feb 20, 2017 |
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This is a great resource when talking about fractured fairy tales.
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Epigraph
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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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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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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