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The Three Little Pigs: An Old Story

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
This much beloved story has inspired a visual interpretation that has the look of a classic.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by Square Fish (first published 1988)
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Mar 31, 2016 Andrea rated it really liked it
***Zemach, Margot. The Three Little Pigs. Collins, 1988.

This traditional tale is about three little pigs that set off to become independent pigs and build their own homes. Each pig builds their home with different materials, such as, hay (pig 1), sticks (pig 2) and brick (pig 3). Each pig encounters the wolf, but two of the poor pigs are eaten as the wolf’s supper. At the end of the story, the third pig has a plan that out smarts the wolf. Zemach’s retelling of this tale itself is genuine to the
This is a classic retelling of the story of the three little pigs. I really like the illustrations for this version. I would share this during story time for sure.
Lynne Marie
Feb 19, 2016 Lynne Marie rated it it was ok
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Roslyn Ross
Mar 11, 2015 Roslyn Ross rated it did not like it
-Totally misses the point about laziness not paying off
-Long ending idealizing tricking people
May 13, 2009 Stephanie rated it liked it
Some of my students preferred this version because Zemach does this thing with the illustrations that shows how the wolf moves--I don't really know how to describe it, but we've all seen it before. One students said he preferred this version because the words were more descriptive. I prefer the Galdone's version, I think because the illustrations are "cleaner" and the pigs don't wear clothes.
Mrs Bond
Mar 12, 2009 Mrs Bond rated it really liked it
Shelves: folklore
Wolf looks like a shikester with his overcoat, top hat and cane. Pigs 1 and 2 are eaten by the wolf, "Yumm-yum!" Wolf tries all sorts of shenanigans to capture Pig 3, each time Pig either outsmarts him or is aided by luck. Wolf is eaten by Pig 3, "Yumm-yum!"
This is the one I use when I do comparison lessons with little ones on the versions of the story. Fairly straightforward version that is reminiscent of the older versions.
Mar 05, 2012 Teri rated it it was ok
I like the versions of this story where the pig in the straw house runs to his brother's house when the wolf blows the house down--not the versions where the pig is eaten up. :)
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