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The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad…

The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf

by Mark Teague

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"The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf" by Mark Teague is a traditional fiction book about a farmer who is moving to Florida. So he sends his 3 pigs off with some money to go start their new future. The pigs could not collectively decide what to spend their money on. So they decided to go their separate ways. They all ended up building a house for themselves out of different materials (straw, sticks, and brick.)The wolf was hungry and wanted something to eat. He destroyed the first two pigs house but was unable to destroy the third pig's house. Although he did mean things they forgave him and allowed him to live with them and feed him. I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this to be used as a read-aloud book for early elementary students. It is also a great book to teach prediction. ( )
  SelmaGasu | Mar 12, 2018 |
This is a fractured fairy tale that tells a modern story of the traditional three little pigs. Each little pig gets money from the farmer and they each buy different things with their money.
One decides to build a brick house, and other decides to buy soda pop! The big bad wolf is in a bad mood because everywhere he wants to go is either closed or does not let him in. The wolf blows down one pigs house and the pig is forced to leave. He does the same thing with another pigs house. The wolf is very hungry and takes out his anger on these pigs. The pigs find out how hungry the wolf was and offer him food. This book is good for middle to older elementary school kids because it has lots of fun words and phrases to say, but has a good lesson for all ages. I do however, wish the book had some more detail in it and was a little different from the original story. ( )
  lori2114 | Sep 14, 2017 |
I love the story, and the little questions to ask kids as you read are helpful and fun. More activity questions at the end of the book, although my library smacked a big old RFID sticker on top of the workds. ( )
  melodyreads | Sep 13, 2017 |
This is a cute twist on the classic story of the three little pigs! I enjoyed reading this book aloud to a couple different grade levels. I would highly recommend reading this. ( )
  moore.allie1 | Sep 26, 2016 |
This book is a good example of a picture book/fable because it has three little pigs that each build houses out of different types of materials. The wolf does blow down the two house but the little pigs get away and go to the pigs house who built it out of bricks. The wolf tries to blow the house down but cant and the pigs invite the wolf in and feed him and they all play together. It has a surprising end the wolf becomes nice and doesn't hurt any of them and they play together. This book has great illustrations that are detailed.
Media: Oil painting ( )
  kschindler | Mar 28, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439915015, Hardcover)

Three little pigs, a somewhat bad wolf, sody-pop, chips, hay, mortar, bricks, and some huffing and puffing!

Award-winning author and illustrator Mark Teague tells his humorous version of "The Three Little Pigs" with a zany twist!

Three pigs spend their money on different things: potato chips, sody-pop, and building supplies. It comes as no surprise that a wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs' houses. When the wolf can't blow down the third pig's brick house, everyone comes together and the fun begins. The first two pigs give him potato chips and sody-pop, and the third pig makes everyone a healthy meal. Since only one pig has a house left, the other two pigs and the wolf move in with her. The somewhat bad wolf is no longer hungry.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:08 -0400)

In this original version of the traditional tale, the three little pigs are in their usual trouble with the somewhat bad wolf--who is really just very hungry and frustrated that the pizza parlor will not serve him.

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