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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 is a twist on the traditional folk tale, The Three Little Pigs. This story shows that the pigs are the actual bad guys in this situation, but they frame the fox for a crime he didn't commit. ( )
  TarynNicole | May 10, 2017 |
This story is about three little pigs who have three different houses. The wolf goes to the houses but catches a cold at each house and he sneezes the houses down. All he wants to do is borrow some sugar. I liked this book because it is different from the classic three little pigs book. The reading levels for this book is first through third grade.
  ShaneKadrmas | May 5, 2017 |
It is in the wolfs perspective. He needed a cup of sugar for a cake, and went to his neighbors who were pigs. He also had a cold which is why kept sneezing, but his sneezing kept knocking down the house. That's why the pigs kept getting the wrong idea. ( )
  Paige.2010 | May 3, 2017 |
Funny book, great wording and entertaining. Great for 2nd graders ( )
  bkelley22 | May 3, 2017 |
This amusing story tells the tale of The Three Little Pigs from the wolf's point of view. A great choice to think about voice and perspective. ( )
  scoomber | May 2, 2017 |
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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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