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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (original 1989; edition 1996)

by Jon Scieszka (Author), Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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Member:epelle3
Title:The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Authors:Jon Scieszka (Author)
Other authors:Lane Smith (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin Books (1996), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages
Collections:K-2nd Grade Readers, Traditional Literature
Rating:*****
Tags:humor, fairytale, animals

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (1989)

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A spin on an original children's story. Basically the tale of the three little pigs told from the wolf's perspective. ( )
  ShawnStipic | Jul 25, 2018 |
I enjoyed this book and will like to share it with students because it is a spin on the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs. I like that it is from a different point of view as well, and has funny, entertaining illustrations. ( )
  Jourdan_Smith | Jul 19, 2018 |
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka is a modern fractured fairy tale and falls in the category of modern fantasy. The fairy tale is told from the point of view of the wolf. This is a very humorous book with great illustrations. So as not to confuse nursery school students about the original story of The 3 Little Pigs, this book would be good for elementary school children, older children, and adults who enjoy fantasy and humor.
  JoanEChasse | Jul 10, 2018 |
An interesting spin on the classic story of the 3 Little Pigs. The illustrations are fabulous and incredibly unique. The book gives us the story from the wolf's point of view and suggests that perhaps not all is what it seems. ( )
  BeckyShipe | Jul 6, 2018 |
This story is a fun retell of the classic three little pig story but comes from the wolf's point of view. The children enjoy this version of the story and it helps get them thinking of different points of view. This is a story good for making text connections because the original version is so familiar they can compare and contrast and then decide which version they believe.
  JenelleFyfe | Jun 9, 2018 |
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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.
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To Jeri and Molly
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Everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs.
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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140544518, Paperback)

"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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