"There has obviously been some kind of mistake," writes Alexander T. Wolf from the pig penitentiary where he's doing time for his alleged crimes of 10 years ago. Here is the "real" story of the three little pigs whose houses are huffed and puffed to smithereens... from the wolf's perspective. This poor, much maligned wolf has gotten a bad rap. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with a sneezy cold, innocently trying to borrow a cup of sugar to make his granny a cake. Is it his fault those ham dinners--rather, pigs--build such flimsy homes? Sheesh.
This 10th-anniversary edition of Jon Scieszka's New York Times Best Book of the Year, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, includes a special, impassioned letter from prisoner A. Wolf himself and a snappy new jacket by Caldecott Honor artist Lane Smith, whose quirky perspectives still color the illustrations throughout. As with The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, the collaborators take a classic story and send it through the wisecracker machine, much to the glee of kids young and old. (Ages 4 to 8 or much, much older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Designed with uncommon flair," said PW, this "gaily newfangled version of the classic tale" takes sides with the villain. "Imaginative watercolors eschew realism, further updating the tale." A Spanish-language reprint will be issued simultaneously ($4.99, -055758-X). Ages 3-8.
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WE LOVE TO READ TO OUR GRANDSON. HE LOVES THIS STORY. WE WILL DEFINITELY BUY MORE BOOKS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.Published 17 months ago by Wayne F. Robert
I have taken this book to adult parties and read it to everyone's delight. Many of my friends have ordered it to do the same.Published 18 months ago by Thea
This is a fantastic book. I read it when I was younger and I had to share it with my kids! They really enjoy it too and I hope one day they want to share it with their kids!Published 20 months ago by Courtney Cuthbert
After talking about the original story of "The Three Little Pigs, I read the this book. Then we discussed what "bias" meant. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Beverly A. MacLean
It was good, not perfect quality but I didn't need perfect. It is for children so it worked great. The kids loved the book.Published on Jan. 21 2013 by Susanna Adams
Finally, after all this time, Alexander T. Wolf (alias "the Big Bad Wolf") emerges to tell his side of the 3 Little Pigs tragedy. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2006 by Daniel Jolley
Did you know that the wolf is really innocent? He just had a cold. This book can be a good introduction to the concept of two sides to every story. Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by Kelli
I read the book, "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka. This is a fantastic childrens' book based on the original story of the three little pigs. Read morePublished on May 25 2004