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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

The Three Pigs (original 2001; edition 2001)

by David Wiesner

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Title:The Three Pigs
Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Clarion Books (2001), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Tags:Children's picture book

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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (2001)


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This is not the traditional three little pig story that I remember. The first two pigs were blown out of the story and took the third pig with them. They visited other story books and brought characters from those stories with them to the third pigs brick home and they all lived happily ever after.

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This story line was a funny twist to the original. I though it was sweet that animals of all kind were able to live happily under one roof. I don't know if that was the intent of the author, but that's what I took away from the book.

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1. Put a pile of foam letters in the middle of a table and see how many words the children can come up with.
2. Have the children draw a picture of what their house would look like. ( )
  April03 | Feb 12, 2017 |
The book starts off with the traditional tale of the Three Little Pigs.The pigs collect sticks, straw, and bricks to build houses. The wolf ends up blowing the first pig out of the story. Throughout the story, each pig leaves the story and sets off on new adventures. The different ending gives the story a different view and the children can see that. ( )
  MeaganBilski | Feb 4, 2017 |
The illustrations in this book was awesome it started off with the three little pigs and go into a diffrent story with the pigs. The pigs go on their own adventure and end up back to the regular story but with a dragon this time. I think the lower elementary would love this book. ( )
  apd105 | Nov 10, 2016 |
The classic tale retold and wonderfully illustrated by David Wiesner.
  michebee | Nov 2, 2016 |
This a classic children story re-told that keeps the same story with the author's fun add ons. He re-tells the story in a way that will surprise children and adults. This a good story for the whole family. It does start of with the wolf going to the first pigs house and blowing and down, and when the wolf blows down the next house, the first pig pops out of the story and saves the second pig and they save the third pig and go on a little adventure. ( )
  Alexgirl16 | Oct 18, 2016 |
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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.
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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