The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
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Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith
ISBN 9780670827596
Viking/Penguin, 1996.
5 stars
Keywords: fairy-tales humor jon-scieszka pigs true-story-three-little-pigs wolves

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Lane Smith

With this fractured fairy tale told, literally, from A. Wolf’s perspective, this inimitable team skyrocketed to popularity. “I don't know how this whole Big Bad Wolf thing got started, but it's all wrong,” according to narrator Alexander T. Wolf, who insists that he was only calling on the pigs to borrow a cup of sugar. Can he help it if his overlarge sneezes toppled their poorly constructed homes of straw and sticks? Your youngsters will thoroughly enjoy this new twist on an old favorite, and their imaginations will soar with possibilities of how they, too, could concoct new stories from the standard cast of characters. Smith’s illustrations heighten the hilarity as Scieszka, the very first National Ambassador to Young People’s Literature, appeals to adults’ funny bone, too, with the Wolf's insistance that he’s being framed by the media.
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