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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989)

by Jon Scieszka

Other authors: Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

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It's a charming read that both kids and adults can enjoy together ( )
  omarhussain125 | Aug 21, 2023 |
The wolf tells the story.
  B-Chad | Jul 27, 2023 |
This is a well-loved and awarded book, but somehow I just read it for the first time. This is a “fractured fairy tale” that re-tells the story of the Three Little Pigs from the perspective of the wolf. According to Alexander Wolf, no one has heard his side of tale, which has been a huge injustice and wrongly gave him a “Big Bad Wolf” reputation. He only blew the houses down because he had a bad cold and needed to visit the neighbor pigs because he ran out of sugar and wanted to finish a cake for his grandmother. Who is the real antagonist in this story? Not sure anymore. Funny and enjoyable for all ages.
  megannealis | Jul 12, 2023 |
A great picture book for Storytime. This story is a retelling of the Three Little Pigs from the point of view of the wolf. The book flips the main character from the three little pigs to the wolf as he tells the reader his side of the story. The illustrations are amazing and help the reader understand what is happening as the wolf tells his story. Children will enjoy the wolf's version of the classic tale. ( )
  BrennaMarohl | Jul 11, 2023 |
Portrayed as a bad guy no more. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a spin on the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs. The perspective flip is a fun alternate truth for those most familiar with the wolf as antagonist. Told by Alexander T. Wolf himself, he claims he was framed - that the entire incident was a mix up over a sneeze and a cup of sugar. Readers may be surprised to learn that the wolf is a kind and considerate protagonist. Do you believe the wolf's side of the story? You be the judge to see if he can persuade you! One of the New York Times Best Illustrated books. ( )
  KristiLM | Jul 11, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Scieszka, Jonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, LaneIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giamatti, PaulNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Negroni, MaríaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pineda, AngelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruben TrujilloNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Everybody knows the story of the Three Little Pigs. Or at least they think they do. But I'll let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the real story, because nobody has ever heard my side of the story.
To Jeri and Molly
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Everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs.
Hey, it's not my fault wolves eat cute little animals like bunnies and sheep and pigs...If cheeseburgers were cute, folks would probably think you were Big and Bad, too.
The real story is about a sneeze and a cup of sugar.
I don't know how this whole Big Bad Wolf thing got started, but it's all wrong
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The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.

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This story has a great lead, so good for teaching how to make a lead.

We all have heard about the three little pigs and their run-in with the big bad wolf, but what if their story wasn't true? This book allows A. Wolf to get his two sense in and explain why a sneeze and a cup of sugar was the reasoning for everything.

In class: make a lead, fairytales, adoptions in other stories and cultures, develop own twist to a classic fairytale
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