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ISBN13: 9780140544510
ISBN10: 0140544518
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For those who think they know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big, Bad Wolf, here it is as they've never heard it before. In this highly acclaimed, laugh-out-loud collaboration between Scieszka and Smith, Alexander T. Wolf tells his side of the incident.

Review:

Smith's highly imaginative watercolors eschew realism....Designed with uncommon flair, this alternative fable is both fetching and glib." Publishers Weekly

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"It's the type of book that older kids (and adults) will find very funny." School Library Journal

Review:

"Smith's simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale." Childrens' Literature

Synopsis:

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.”

Childrens Literature

 

“Older kids (and adults) will find very funny.”

School Library Journal

Synopsis:

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!

About the Author

Corey Rosen Schwartz lives in Warren, New Jersey.

Dan Santat lives in Alhambra, California.

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BABY GIRL, March 25, 2010 (view all comments by BABY GIRL)
I love this book.
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This book is an excellent way to demonstrate there is always another side to any story. As English an teacher, and as a parent, we often think there is a right way and a wrong way to do or believe certain things. The reality is that unless you know all aspects of a situation, there may be circumstances that are unknown. This book just gives a different twist to an old story, but it can open up a new way of thinking.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140544510
Author:
Scieszka, Jon
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Scieszka, Jon:
Smith, Lane
Illustrator:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Schwartz, Corey Rosen
Author:
As Told to
Author:
Smith, Lane
Author:
Wolf, A.
Author:
Santat, Dan
Author:
to, As Told
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Bears
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Pigs
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
point of view; fairy tales; perspective; three little pigs; wolf; humor; fractured fairy tales; parody; folktale; animals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
no. 31
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.4 x 0.1 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Puffin Books - English 9780140544510 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , Smith's highly imaginative watercolors eschew realism....Designed with uncommon flair, this alternative fable is both fetching and glib." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "It's the type of book that older kids (and adults) will find very funny."
"Review" by , "Smith's simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale."
"Synopsis" by ,
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.”

Childrens Literature

 

“Older kids (and adults) will find very funny.”

School Library Journal

"Synopsis" by ,
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!

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