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The Three Little Javelinas (1992)

by Susan Lowell, Jim Harris

Series: Javelina

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A southwestern adaptation of "The Three Little Pigs."

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Preschool students and beyond will enjoy this funny and clever book that retells the classic story of the Three Little Pigs. The tale takes place in the Southwest and follows the javelinas throughout their journey. The javelinas encounter a coyote (rather than a big bad wolf) that is a trickster and wants to eat the javelinas. Read this story to see who outsmarts who. Does the coyote get to eat the javelinas with red chili sauce? ( )
  satnightfevre | Feb 16, 2024 |
Not much more explanation is needed than "The Three Little Pigs" recast as javelinas outsmarting a coyote. Well told, well drawn, well done. ( )
  zot79 | Aug 20, 2023 |
Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, but now you're going to meet the three little javelinas (pronounced ha-ve-LEE-nas)-loveable, wild, southwestern cousins of pigs. Living in homes built out of tumbleweeds and saguaro ribs (from the fallen giant cacti), the first two javelinas are soon running from the hungry coyote, who had hoped to eat them with red chile sauce. And where do they go for shelter? Why, to their wise sister's house, made strong with adobe bricks.
  wichitafriendsschool | Nov 16, 2021 |
A southwestern adaptation of The Three Little Pigs.This story takes place in the Sonoran Desert.
  Lou_Sanz | Jun 23, 2020 |
I enjoyed The Three Little Javelinas because of its creative spin on the Three Little Pigs, The creative and colorful pictures, and the multicultural elements. The Three Little Pigs is a traditional tale that has been retold in hundreds of different ways. This book puts a different spin on the tale and makes it unique to a southwestern culture. This makes the story unique and engaging while remaining true to the traditional fable. The pictures in the book also enhance the story. The pictures depict a colorful pack of javelinas (pig-like animals typically found in dessert climates). The pictures give each javelina a unique personality, while the story doesn’t directly address this. Finally, the book has several multicultural elements. For example, some of the words are repeated in Spanish and the only human in the book is a Native American woman. These multicultural elements enhance the story and engage the reader. They also introduce children to different cultures and different ways of life. ( )
  Amelle2 | Mar 3, 2020 |
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