- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (March 1 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140544518
- ISBN-13: 978-0140544510
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.4 x 26.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 86 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Paperback – Mar 1 1996
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Did the story of the three little pigs ever seem slightly biased to you? All that huffing and puffing--could one wolf really be so unequivocally evil? Finally, we get to hear the rest of the story, "as told to author Jon Scieszka," straight from the wolf's mouth. As Alexander T. Wolf explains it, the whole Big Bad Wolf thing was just a big misunderstanding. Al Wolf was minding his own business, making his granny a cake, when he realized he was out of a key ingredient. He innocently went from house to house to house (one made of straw, one of sticks, and one of bricks) asking to borrow a cup of sugar. Could he help it if he had a bad cold, causing him to sneeze gigantic, gale-force sneezes? Could he help it if pigs these days use shabby construction materials? And after the pigs had been ever-so-accidentally killed, well, who can blame him for having a snack?
As with The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, (another stellar collaboration by Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith), children who know all the old stories by heart will delight in reading impudent new versions. Here, Scieszka's text is clever, savvy, and tabloid-quick, and Smith's stretchy-strange illustrations complete this funny, irreverent, thoroughly original tale. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"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.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Author Jon Scieszka has written a funny version of the famous tale that will entertain as it helps kids see another point of view and evaluate differing tales.
*I* laugh my head off whenever we read it; it's certainly a five-star book. Just don't expect a young child to enjoy the book.
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