The Three Pigs: David Wiesner

The Three Pigs  

  • Author/Illustrator: David Wiesner

  • Publisher: Clarion Books

  • Publication Year: 2001

  • Brief Summary: The familiar story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf takes a surprising turn when the wolf blows the first pig out of the story frame!  The second and third pigs follow and they meet other storybook characters along the way.

  • Awards (if any):

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  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • What other storybook characters do you recognize?

    • Compare this with the original story of The Three Little Pigs, or something like Tell the Truth, B. B. Wolf, which also features characters from other well-known stories (Pinocchio, Gingerbread Boy).  What differences or similarities do you find between the stories?

    • Introduce the concept of fractured fairy tales; older students can try writing one using their favorite fairy tale

  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

    • Folktales/fairytales; fractured fairytales

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: N/A

  • Accessed at: Personal Library

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