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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:easy, imagination, p-up

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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner (2001)


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Wiesner is inventive and playful with conventional folktales. Characters of famous tales are given agency as they rewrite their own stories. This is a great book about books. ( )
  EliseMT | Feb 26, 2015 |
This story tells the basic story of the three little pigs that many children have heard. The repetitive lines draw the children in. In the middle of the story, the plot changes and takes a twist. The pigs begin exploring a new world and they begin to join many other family characters. It is not a classic story, but the story line takes a twist into a new adventure world with the three pigs. ( )
  sarahetuemmler | Feb 24, 2015 |
Once upon a time three pigs built three houses, out of straw, sticks, and bricks. When the wolf approaches the first house he blows it in, he somehow manages to blow the pig right out of the story frame. The story continues like normal with "...and ate the pig up" but the wolf has a baffled face as he looks for the pigs. One by one, the pigs had exited 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 a dragon and luring the cat and the fiddle out of their nursery rhyme. This book would be great for all ages because the illusrations tell the story.

Personal Reaction:
Honestly at first I felt like it was a remake of the "Three Little Pigs," but to my surprise this one came with a interesting twist and honestly it was a breath of fresh air. It was a enjoyable read and though brought me back to my childhood it gave a interesting spin off to keep the reader entertained.

Extension ideas:
1 The class can create thier own version to thier favorite book.
2. I can ask reading comprehension questions( the story maybe hard to follow for some students).
For fun, I can create a game of it and the student who answer the most questions correctly win a prize. ( )
  Mickey3091 | Feb 11, 2015 |
Summary:"The Three Pigs" is a very interesting book to me. It is not the normal story of the three little pigs like some people would think it is. The story is completely turned around and it makes an awesome read to someone who is not expecting it. Instead of the pigs getting eaten up, the wolf blows them right out of the story and they get to go through other different story books. Then characters from those story books get inside the pigs story and end up in the pigs brick house,the dragon scared away the wolf and they all lived happily ever after.

Personal Reaction:
I thought it was cool how this book turns into a humorous story instead of being so serious. It was funny how the pigs started flying around on what was the pieces of paper for the story. Its a good, funny read.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Make a wanted sign for the wolf and write down his crime.
2. Making the different animals in the stories masks, and the children could reenact the story. ( )
  lizzydelg | Feb 10, 2015 |
Summary of Book- In this story of The Three Little Pigs it starts out normal just like the story always goes. However, the story then starts to get very interesting. The pigs start using their imagination to keep us readers on our toes and make it unpredictable. The three pigs start traveling in different settings. Each of the pigs goes on a different adventure and joins with others to travel.

Personal Reaction- At first when reading the story it seemed boring. However, just when I was least expecting it the story took a turn. At first the pictures are cartoonish and not very realistic but as the pigs start taking their adventures the pictures become more realistic and three dimensional. This book was one that once you started reading it made you want to keep going to see if anything else would happen.

Extension Ideas-
1. I will have the children get a piece of paper and write three things that are alike and three things that are different from the original Three Little Pigs book compared to this style of The Three Pigs.
2. I will divide the class into two groups and one group will discuss the older version of The Three Little Pigs and the other group will discuss the newer version of the book. We then will discuss the similarities and differences as a class.
  ChristaSparks | Jan 18, 2015 |
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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

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:58:56 -0400)

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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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