Synopses & Reviews
This interactive retelling of the Three Little Pigs story allows the reader to play the part of the big bad wolf. Three interior die-cut holes invite readers to huff, puff, and blow the pigsandrsquo; houses down! This fractured fairy tale ends sweetly when, rather than blowing down the third pigandrsquo;s brick home, the wolf/reader blows out the candles on a cake baked by the pigs! A satisfying and engaging read for every young Three Little Pigs
Praise for Huff and Puff andquot;Simple but wonderfully expressive, the illustrations are ink drawings with pale washes of tan, pink, yellow, and blue. A beautifully designed and wholly engaging picture book for young children.andquot;
andquot;Sure to be a family favorite.andquot;
andldquo;A good chance for youngsters to relish enacting the wicked role while still getting a friendly reconciliation at the end.andrdquo;
andquot;Very young readers will get a kick out of taking the wolfandrsquo;s part, and their parents will appreciate that the scariest bits of the original tale have been omitted.andquot;
andndash;School Library Journal
andquot;Like her repetitive text, Ruedaandrsquo;s illustrations are gently funny and elegantly simple.andquot;
andquot;The reader is encouraged to follow the pigs into the book.andquot;
andndash;Library Media Connection
One of the most popular books of the decade is back with a brand new Introduction, as Alexander T. Wolf adds another chapter to his story--a perspective looking back on his ten long years in the pen! Full color.
About the Author
Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the countrys first National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Childrens Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for childrens literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.