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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith
Published by Puffin Books
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Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
5-8
Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
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You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.

In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”

“In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what really happens during his encounter with the three pigs…. Smith’s simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale.” —Children’s Literature

“Older kids (and adults) will find very funny.” —School Library Journal

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5.5

The wolf in this story is pretty convincing of his side of things :) It is always fun when these traditional tales are retold. The wolf introduces himself with a real name and as we get to know him in the first couple of pages he seems like he has a pretty good character. He doesn’t seem big and bad at all. By the end of the story we see that he has ended up with a punishment that he might not see fair, which is why he has written this tale. You can be the judge, was he innocent?

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Who Wrote The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

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Who Illustrated The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

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Lane Smith

Lane Smith is the award-winning author of Grandpa Green, It's a Book, There Is a Tribe of Kids, and his most recent, A Perfect Day, among others. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the ...

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0140544518
ISBN 13:
9780140544510
Publication Date:
March 1, 1996