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The Three Pigs (2001)

by David Wiesner

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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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This book is a very interesting take on a classic tale. While the illustrations are very detailed and colorful, the lack of text can be a challenge for a young reader. I do like though that since there is a lack of text, the illustrations really do tell the story. ( )
  blakeashley121 | Apr 16, 2020 |
"The Three Pigs" by David Wiesner, is a great version of the classic story "The Three Little Pigs." I enjoyed how the illustrations and text changed the story in a way that I did not see coming. David did a great job in pulling in other well known stories, to combine with this one. The end of the story is truly unpredictable! ( )
  jlindqu5 | Jan 28, 2020 |
This is a great book. It starts off the way you would expect a story of the three little pigs to start, but then you find the pigs running off the page and entering other books. The illustrations are quite interesting as the pigs are drawn in a different style each time they enter a new book to match the style of the book that they are in. It is cleverly written and humorous. This would be a great read-aloud book for an elementary classroom. ( )
  KristinaGr | Jan 25, 2020 |
I thought this book was totally unique. It started off like the original story, but then the pigs start jumping in and out of the pictures of the book and become more and more animated. Other classic stories are mentioned, like the cow jumping over the moon, and by the end of the story the three pigs have returned to their brick home with some new friends. ( )
  shannonopdahl | Jan 19, 2020 |
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner is a fun spin on the original story. The pigs are constantly jumping in and out of the story, visiting other stories and meeting new friends. Read to find out to see if the Big Bad Wolf is still able to blow down the Pigs houses. ( )
  Aelling1 | Jan 19, 2020 |
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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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