The Three Pigs
We just had to
tell you about this great children’s book we found. We’re told
that it’s recommended for children ages four and over but we thought
this book was so adorable that we had to tell you about it… and
maybe you can start your collection now!
presents, The Three Pigs, winner of the 2002 Caldecott Medal Winner
for best illustrated children's .
This is a
whimsical, artistic interpretation of the tale we know and love and
is sure to entertain all.
Here’s a brief
summary according to Amazon.com:
Once upon a time
three pigs built three houses, out of straw, sticks, and bricks.
Along came a wolf, who huffed and puffed... So, you think you know
With David Wiesner at the helm, it's never safe to assume too much.
When the wolf
approaches the first house, for example, and blows it in, he somehow
manages to blow the pig right out of the story frame.
continues on schedule--"...and ate the pig up"--but the expression
on the wolf's face as he looks in vain for his ham dinner is
continues on as one by one, the pigs exit the fairy tale's border
and set off on an adventure of their own. Folding a page of
their own story into a paper airplane, the pigs fly off to visit
other storybooks, rescuing about-to-be-slain dragons and luring
the cat and the fiddle out of their nursery rhyme.
having the pigs waiting around until the pigs fly, Weisner gives
them wings (or paper airplanes) and sets them on their way!
To his credit,
Wiesner uses shifting illustration styles and fonts to startle
complacent readers into an imaginary world even as they ponder the
conventional structure of story. His trademark crafty humor and
skewed perspectives will tickle you pink.
The Three Pigs
by David Weisner
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 40 pages (April 2001)
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