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I’ve always loved this version of "The Three Little Pigs," as told by the Wolf. The narrating wolf (who you’re free to not believe) claims to have been a victim of a bad cold and some very rude swine. It’s a clever and funny approach with wonderfully unique artwork. The one word of caution for parents who are sensitive about this sort thing: this is working of the classic version of the story, meaning that the first two pigs are in fact killed and eaten. They don’t escape to their brother’s house and it’s made clear that they’re killed ("dead as a doornail" is the exact wording, which always tickled me. ) Now I personally don’t feel this is anything traumatic but it’s worth being aware of for parents. Check it out!
Amazon.com Review “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 –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Paperback – March 1, 1996 by Jon Scieszka (Author) Review
I’m STILL chuckling after buying this book and reading it before gifting it to my nephew Greg, 11, and Kayla, 7. And,. as with other books by Jon Scieszka, the huge problem is: I want this book for MYSELF. The bottom line is that in his version, wonderfully illstrated by Lane Smith, the Three Little Pigs is the ultimate story of SPIN CONTROL. This time, unlike in a zillion other versions, the wolf is telling HIS side of the story — what REALLY happened. And to hear him tell his story (with all of the familiar elements and a delicious economy of words) it’s all a terrible mistunderstanding about his allergy, his desire not to waste food, and distortions by the press. None of this gives any of this away, since the genius of this is not only in the conception, but in the TELLING of the story. Don’t consider this just a book for kids. You can EASILY gift it to friends, relatives, favorite (and unfavorite) politicians and members of the media. It’s the perfect late 20th-early-21st century retelling of the story, with the wolf as the poor misunderstood victim (of the police, the media, and his health etc). Just like the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons, this works on two levels so the adults will be as delighted as the kids by this story — which could easily have run as one of Mad Magazine’s better pieces. Get it for the kids, read it for yourself. ..and get ready to realize what a great gift this would be for adults of any political persuasions. LOVED IT so much. ..I hate to give this to the kids! Kids of ALL ages will love this story, whether you read it to them or they read it themselves (so will the kids under 40 years old). -Read Reviews-
Who doesn’t love The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs. I bought this book 30 years ago (man I’m old) to read to my son’s 2nd grade class. Now 30 years later I bought a copy for my grand kids. They love it! Wonderfully funny story that makes you feel a little sorry for the wolf. Great buy!
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