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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 True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a fun walk through an old classic - with a twist. This time the story is told by the wolf. And he was framed! ( )
  adrouet | May 4, 2019 |
Alexander T. Wolf, tells his side of the "Three Little Pigs" story from prison. In this story, he is accused of killing and eating two of the three pigs.The wolf tells his side of the story claiming it as the truth. There is the possibility that he is lying. This is a great book to teach viewpoints with. Also, it is a fun twist on the original story. This story never gets old so you and your kids or students will want to read it over and over. The illustrations are excellent. This is a must-read that your students or kids will love. ( )
  tatalai | Apr 20, 2019 |
This is a traditional story with a twist. This book is from the wolf's point of view on what happened to the 3 little pigs. I think it is a funny book children will really enjoy. This book also teaches children there are always two sides to every story. ( )
  HannahMoak | Apr 16, 2019 |
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a fiction picture book filled with humor and perspective intended for students between the ages of five and eight.

The story details the wolf's perspective of what happened the day that the pigs' houses went down and why the wolf was framed. The story works from the imagination and previous experiences with the fairy tale to engage readers in a detailed and logical explanation of the dangers of asking neighbors for a simple cup of sugar. With the enjoyment of the text, the book could be a great resource to show different perspective in addition to displaying the enjoyment of creative writing and reading. Many children within the younger elementary grades are transitioning into being more self sufficient with reading and writing. This book serves a great example of how reading can be enjoyable and enlightening without the difficulty of interpreting deep underlying messages as students read to learn rather than learn to read. ( )
  rgoldm8 | Apr 16, 2019 |
The three little pigs is a great story for children to teach them to never under estimate anyone and believe in the unexpected. ( )
  ElijahBoga | Apr 14, 2019 |
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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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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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"There has obviously been some kind of mistake," writes Alexander T. Wolf from the pig penitentiary where he's doing time for his alleged crimes of 10 years ago. Here is the "real" story of the three little pigs whose houses are huffed and puffed to smithereens... from the wolf's perspective. This poor, much maligned wolf has gotten a bad rap. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with a sneezy cold, innocently trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his granny a cake. Is it his fault those ham dinners--rather, pigs--build such flimsy homes? Sheesh.

This 10th-anniversary edition of Jon Scieszka's New York Times Best Book of the Year, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, includes a special, impassioned letter from prisoner A. Wolf himself and a snappy new jacket by Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith, whose quirky perspectives still color the illustrations throughout. As with The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, the collaborators take a classic story and send it through the wisecracker machine, much to the glee of kids young and old. (Ages 4 to 8 or much, much older) --Emilie Coulter

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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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