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The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf’s huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story...

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf’s huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effects—cinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight.
Satisfying both as a story and as an exploration of the nature of story, The Three Pigs takes visual narrative to a new level. Dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Fans of Tuesday’s frogs and Sector 7’s clouds will be captivated by old friends—the Three Pigs of nursery fame and their companions—in a new guise.

Hardcover - 38 pages - $18.99
ISBN: 0618007016 (ISBN13: 9780618007011)
Published Apr 23, 2001 by Clarion Books
First published 2001

why I requested this book

My students are studying the 3 pigs in class and we like to compare stories.

My students are studying the 3 pigs in class and we like to compare stories.

the class

I teach a class of 20 students in all subject areas. My students are 5-6 years old. They love to read independently and be read to. My students love both...

I teach a class of 20 students in all subject areas. My students are 5-6 years old. They love to read independently and be read to. My students love both fiction and non fiction stories.

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