pmcintire, March 29, 2009 (view all comments by pmcintire)
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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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
Smith's highly imaginative watercolors eschew realism....Designed with uncommon flair, this alternative fable is both fetching and glib." Publishers Weekly
by School Library Journal,
"It's the type of book that older kids (and adults) will find very funny."
by Childrens' Literature,
"Smith's simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale."
A contemporary classic celebrates its 25th birthday.
Twenty-five years in the Big House and A. Wolf is still sticking to his story: he was framed! As for that huffing and puffing stuff? A big lie. A. Wolf was just trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his poor old granny a birthday cake.
Who should you believe, the pigs or the wolf? You read. You decide.
A quarter-century after publication, with over two million copies sold, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs remains as funny as irreverent as the inventive minds of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Viking is celebrating this landmark anniversary with a handsome gift edition, featuring a stunning new jacket with lots of silver. And there's a surprise inside as well!
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.”
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