Synopses & Reviews
Companion to the hit The Three Ninja Pigs
, this fractured fairy tale is a sure-fire storytime hit.
Wolf just cant catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasnt been enough to scare up a good meal.
His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon hes ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targetsright?
Not if Little Red has anything to say about it! Kiya!
“Schwartz and Santat deliver a powerful karate chop of a picture book. . . As silly a trip to grandmas house as there ever was.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This action-packed fractured fairy tale is sure to excite young readers. . . . Children will gravitate to the rhyming text and exciting illustrations. . . . A fun read-aloud, but also great for independent reading.” —School Library Journal
“Schwartzs comic verse scans beautifully, tripping through the (bamboo) forest to grandmas house with vigor and attitude. Santats artwork . . . divides the action into diagonal panels, maximizing the roundhouse impact.” —Booklist
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 always longed to write a fractured fairy tale and got the perfect inspiration from her son. When he was three years old, he was asked if he spoke Spanish. His answer was: "No, but I speak a little karate." Instantly, the idea hit her . . . the three little pigs could go to ninja school! Corey has no true Ninja training, but she can sure kick butt in Scrabble. She is the author of Hop! Plop! and lives in Warren, New Jersey with her two kiddie-chans and incredibly patient husband-san.Dan Santat works as a children's book creator and commercial illustrator. He is also the creator of Disney's animated hit, "The Replacements." Dan graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He lives with his wife, two kids, a rabbit, a bird, and one cat.