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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs (2001)

by David Wiesner

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This story which has many variations of the same concept all have very similar themes, that is highlighted greatly in this story. The fact that the wolf only did not knock one of the houses down, highlight the point to youth that everybody might not win in life ( )
  ElijahBoga | Apr 14, 2019 |
This book has a creative twist on the three little pigs.The pigs jump out of the book and visit other stories. I thought it had good illustrations but the wording got a little confusing on some pages. ( )
  Casie_G | Apr 14, 2019 |
This book borrows from other versions of the classic story and puts on its own unique twist and I found it very humorous. This is the story of taking your own fate into your hands. Stepping back from the story we are stuck in and finding a new way forward. In this postmodern version, the characters are multidimensional and the story is not predictable. The pigs are able to jump in and out of other fairy tales but still end in the brick house. I think the deconstruction of the plot and the how the pigs were brave enough to take matters into their own hands is one main reasons this book is very unique. ( )
  ekorominas | Mar 23, 2019 |
With this book author David Wiesner gifts to us an alternate version of the timeless tale of the three little pics. In this rendition of the story, the three little pigs evade the big bad wolf by jumping out of their story. They embark on an adventure, diving into other stories and making new friends, before hopping back into their own story - and writing their own happily ever after. The book's imagination and artistry are impressive and children will love seeing this well-known tale turned on its ear. ( )
  adrouet | Mar 21, 2019 |
The Three Pigs is a twist on an old fairytale favorite. Instead of each pig’s house getting destroyed, the wolf huffs and puffs the pigs right out of the story. The pigs have been saved from the evil wolf. When outside of their story, the three pigs find themselves walking into other classic fairy tales until they ultimately go back to their storyline safe and secure from the Big Bad Wolf. ( )
  carrieludwig | Feb 18, 2019 |
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The book will intrigue, delight, and puzzle children. (Where did the pig go? What is he standing on? How did the wolf really eat the pig if he goes away? Why does it say so?). Wiesner’s tale turns back on itself to reveal its form, and to show that a story can be protean, metamorphic, and infinitely malleable. We have to co-construct it... But has something been lost? Fear, after all, has been drained completely away.
 
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Once upon a time there were three pigs who went out into the world to seek their fortune.
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The king was determined to own this treasure. So he sent his eldest son to slay the dragon and bring back the golden rose.
Many thanks for rescuing me, O brave and noble swine.
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This book has amazing illustrations and will gets students to see how things do not always have to go as planned.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0618007016, Hardcover)

Once upon a time three pigs built three houses, out of straw, sticks, and bricks. Along came a wolf, who huffed and puffed... So, you think you know the rest? Think again. With David Wiesner at the helm, it's never safe to assume too much. When the wolf approaches the first house, for example, and blows it in, he somehow manages to blow the pig right out of the story frame. The text continues on schedule--"...and ate the pig up"--but the perplexed expression on the wolf's face as he looks in vain for his ham dinner is priceless. One by one, the pigs exit the fairy tale's border and set off on an adventure of their own. Folding a page of their own story into a paper airplane, the pigs fly off to visit other storybooks, rescuing about-to-be-slain dragons and luring the cat and the fiddle out of their nursery rhyme.

Wiesner, Caldecott Medal recipient for Tuesday, and Caldecott Honor winner for both Sector 7 and Free Fall, prefers not to wait around until pigs fly. He gives them wings (or paper airplanes) and sets them on their way! In his latest flight of fancy, Wiesner uses shifting illustration styles and fonts to startle complacent readers into an imaginary world even as they ponder the conventional structure of story. His trademark crafty humor and skewed perspectives will tickle readers pink (even the nonporcine variety)! (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.

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