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The Three Ninja Pigs

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Publisher Comments:

Practice makes perfect in this kick-butt fractured fairy tale.

Why does this wolf think he can come to town and blow all the houses down? These three little pigs just aren't going to take it from that bully anymore! The first starts aikido lessons---he'll make mincemeat out of that wolf! His brother learns a little jujitsu--he'll chop that guy to pieces!

But when the wolf actually appears, it turs out these two pigs aren't quite ready after all. Good thing their sister has been training every day to master some serious karate moves that save the day. KIYA!

Corey Rosen Schwartz serves up a fun combination of smart-aleck dialogue and tongue-in-cheek rhymes that'll have kids howling, and rising star Dan Santat's spunky illustrations are sure to pack a punch!

Review:

"For young martial arts fans seeking a lighthearted book about their hobby, Schwartz's (Hop! Plop!) story should fit the bill. While the idea of three gi-clad pigs fighting the big bad wolf is a winner, the subtle-as-a-karate-chop moral about not quitting puts a bit of a damper on the fun. Pig One signs up for aikido ('He gained some new skills,/ but got bored with the drills'), while Pig Two goes for jujitsu ('The teacher said, ‘Excellent progress./ But Pig-san, you must study more.'/ Pig Two said, ‘No way./ Sayonara, Sensei!/ I'm ready to settle a score' '). Both lack the necessary chops when the wolf comes a'blowing. Santat's dynamic, comic book — style spreads have a Crouching Wolf, Hidden Pig feel, especially when Pig Three (a persistent girl who has actually honed her skills) terrifies the wolf with a chop that smashes a pile of bricks. Schwartz's irreverent verse never falters — and any book that rhymes 'dojo' with 'mojo' is one that's worth a look. Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Kendra Marcus, BookStop Literary. Illustrator's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

"The course of true love never did run smooth." --William Shakespeare

When the prince spies Rapunzel high in her tower, he's convinced she is the girl of his dreams. Of course he thinks he can save her the traditional way, but this is no traditional Rapunzel.

She throws down everything but what the princ asks for--including a surprise that makes all his dreams come true.

A hilarious fractured fairy tale with clever page-turns and vibrant, eclectic art that is perfect for funny Valentine's Day story hours.

Synopsis:

A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year.

About the Author

Corey Rosen Schwartz lives in Warren, New Jersey.

Dan Santat lives in Alhambra, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399255144
Author:
Schwartz, Corey Rosen
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Author:
Wilcox, Elizabeth
Author:
Wilcox, Adele
Author:
Santat, Dan
Author:
Walcowicz, Chris
Author:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Wilcox, Valerie
Author:
Buehner, Mark
Author:
Wilcox, Bonnie
Author:
Wilcox, Leah
Author:
Wilcoxen, Chuck
Author:
Wilcox, Annie Tremmel
Author:
Berger, Elizabeth
Author:
Monks, Lydia
Author:
Wilcox, James
Author:
Scieszka, Jon
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Sailing Mystery
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 3

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Product details 40 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399255144 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For young martial arts fans seeking a lighthearted book about their hobby, Schwartz's (Hop! Plop!) story should fit the bill. While the idea of three gi-clad pigs fighting the big bad wolf is a winner, the subtle-as-a-karate-chop moral about not quitting puts a bit of a damper on the fun. Pig One signs up for aikido ('He gained some new skills,/ but got bored with the drills'), while Pig Two goes for jujitsu ('The teacher said, ‘Excellent progress./ But Pig-san, you must study more.'/ Pig Two said, ‘No way./ Sayonara, Sensei!/ I'm ready to settle a score' '). Both lack the necessary chops when the wolf comes a'blowing. Santat's dynamic, comic book — style spreads have a Crouching Wolf, Hidden Pig feel, especially when Pig Three (a persistent girl who has actually honed her skills) terrifies the wolf with a chop that smashes a pile of bricks. Schwartz's irreverent verse never falters — and any book that rhymes 'dojo' with 'mojo' is one that's worth a look. Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Kendra Marcus, BookStop Literary. Illustrator's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
"The course of true love never did run smooth." --William Shakespeare

When the prince spies Rapunzel high in her tower, he's convinced she is the girl of his dreams. Of course he thinks he can save her the traditional way, but this is no traditional Rapunzel.

She throws down everything but what the princ asks for--including a surprise that makes all his dreams come true.

A hilarious fractured fairy tale with clever page-turns and vibrant, eclectic art that is perfect for funny Valentine's Day story hours.

"Synopsis" by ,

A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view. Lane Smith also illustrated Hallowe'en ABC which was one of The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year.

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