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The Three Swingin' Pigs

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Can three jazzy pigs outfox a hungry wolf?

Satch, Mo, and Ella are the coolest cats--er, pigs--around. Satch
plays sax. Mo plays bass. And Ella sings scat-scooby-dooby, skit-scat-
skedoodle, shoooo!

When Wolfie shows up for the Big Pig Gig, ready to eat some barbecue, the jazzy trio smells trouble. Can these three swingin' pigs win Wolfie over with their vivacious vocals and
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 17th 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Amy Musser
“Once and only once there were three pigs who kept perfect rhythm.” So begins this jazzy retelling of the classic three pigs story. The three pigs, Satch, Mo, and Ella, were the members of a jazz trio that perform to sold-out audiences. There was also a wolf, “the baddest cat to walk the land,” who is set on catching the pigs and eating them for dinner. Wolfie was badly burned by the pigs’ uncles when he tried to huff and puff their houses down and he just won’t let it go. When the wolf finally ...more
The big bad wolf is determined to eat the three little pigs as they are playing a jazz concert. But when he arrives, his feet start tapping and his claws start snapping. As he heads toward the stage to gulp them down, the pig Ella invites him onto the stage to sing along. This version incorporates in a unique way the huffing and puffing and some of the other traits of the original...clever and fun.
A great twist on the classic fairy tale story. We don't like the word 'stupid' at our house, especially in a children's book, and it was said once. Other than that we enjoyed the words, characters and especially the three little swingin' pigs!
This had great wordplay and was a fun readaloud because of the rhythm of the text. I really like the illustrations too, they were unusual and worked great with the story.
Roslyn Ross
This book teaches:

-The proper response to someone threatening to kill you is extreme kindness--but to manipulate them, not out of compassion
-Bad breath will make you unpopular and the solution is not to brush you teeth, but to eat mint candy!
-A good reason to not kill pigs is that if you do, you won't be able to use them anymore for musical fame.
-One should always repress unpleasant feelings and be "cool"
-Happiness is when other people like you

So… the above life lessons aside, this was a very fu
The Three Little Pigs with a twist of jazz. The wolf is after the three pigs again, the nephews and niece of the original pigs who sent the wolf howling in the original. A cute remake with lots of new vocabulary to teach students. A great chance to use for comparing/contrasting activities as well as get students curious about jazz music.
Samantha Penrose
Dec 05, 2008 Samantha Penrose rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: musicians and their kids
Shelves: folklore, kids-books
This book had great illustrations, but the story just didn't do it for us.
I have read several variations on the three little pigs story (old versions, new versions, a dinosaur themed version, even a construction equipment themed version)...this version was just not the best.
Amanda Andrews
This was a cute and creative extension to the story of the three little pigs. These are the next generation pigs with the same big bad wolf. Except, this time, the pigs are blues musicians. The wolf plans to eat them, but discovers he would rather play music with them.
Jennifer Oaks
This book is a continuation of the story about the three pigs and the wolf. Three pigs are in a band and they convince the wolf to join it in order to save their lives. I like how the pigs are smart enough top get themselves out of a bad situation.
Sharon Lawler
The offspring of the original pigs are back, and the wolf is still on their trail.
Funny! Really could hear the music in the words. I liked the jazz names.
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