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Publisher Comments:

A delightfull retelling of the three little pigs story. Three little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Their mother warns them to build strong houses that can protect them from Big-bottomed Boar, who likes to eat tasty, tender gators for his snack. Soon, First Gator builds himself a nice house out of rocks. Second Gator reckons rocks are too much work, so he builds his house with sticks. And Third Gator's house of sand is the easiest one to build! But soon Big-bottomed Boar shows up." With a bump, bump, bump of the fierce boar's rump, he knocks over Third Gator's house of sand." It doesn't take long for that rump to bump Second Gator's house of sticks." But he can't knock over Third Gator's house of stones, so he tries another way in - through the chimney!" Guess what happens to the Boar's rump after that?!

Review:

"Readers-particularly from the Lone Star State-who can't get enough of the original Three Little Pigs may enjoy this Texan transformation from the team behind Armadilly Chili. Ketteman's story features three gap-toothed young gators who outwit the Big-bottomed Boar, but the tag lines are not quite as memorable as the original wolf's huffing and puffing. When he's refused entry to the gators' houses, the boar threatens, 'Then I'll wiggle my rump with a bump, bump, bump and smash your house!' The neon gators are differentiated only by a straw hat, a baseball cap, and a pair of glasses (which naturally belong to the smartest gator, who builds his house out of rocks). Ketteman adds a subtle-if somewhat didactic-message about sloth by having the gators scorn each others' building materials ('Bad choice.... Rocks are heavy and too much work'). Still, folksy details in both text ('Third Gator ran faster than a fox after a muskrat') and art (a bottle of boar sauce sits next to the fireplace, as the boar earns some grill marks) should entertain. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In this delightful retelling of the three little pigs story, three little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Full color.

Synopsis:

A delightfull retelling of the three little pigs story. Three little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Their mother warns them to build strong houses that can protect them from Big-bottomed Boar, who likes to eat tasty, tender gators for his snack. Soon, First Gator builds himself a nice house out of rocks. Second Gator reckons rocks are too much work, so he builds his house with sticks. And Third Gator's house of sand is the easiest one to build! But soon Big-bottomed Boar shows up.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807578247
Author:
Ketteman, Helen
Publisher:
Albert Whitman & Company
Illustrator:
Terry, Will
Author:
Terry, Will
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Animals - Alligators & Crocodiles
Subject:
Alligators
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from Pre K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.75 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 32 pages Albert Whitman & Company - English 9780807578247 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers-particularly from the Lone Star State-who can't get enough of the original Three Little Pigs may enjoy this Texan transformation from the team behind Armadilly Chili. Ketteman's story features three gap-toothed young gators who outwit the Big-bottomed Boar, but the tag lines are not quite as memorable as the original wolf's huffing and puffing. When he's refused entry to the gators' houses, the boar threatens, 'Then I'll wiggle my rump with a bump, bump, bump and smash your house!' The neon gators are differentiated only by a straw hat, a baseball cap, and a pair of glasses (which naturally belong to the smartest gator, who builds his house out of rocks). Ketteman adds a subtle-if somewhat didactic-message about sloth by having the gators scorn each others' building materials ('Bad choice.... Rocks are heavy and too much work'). Still, folksy details in both text ('Third Gator ran faster than a fox after a muskrat') and art (a bottle of boar sauce sits next to the fireplace, as the boar earns some grill marks) should entertain. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this delightful retelling of the three little pigs story, three little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , A delightfull retelling of the three little pigs story. Three little gators strike out on their own in an east Texas swamp. Their mother warns them to build strong houses that can protect them from Big-bottomed Boar, who likes to eat tasty, tender gators for his snack. Soon, First Gator builds himself a nice house out of rocks. Second Gator reckons rocks are too much work, so he builds his house with sticks. And Third Gator's house of sand is the easiest one to build! But soon Big-bottomed Boar shows up.
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