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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
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Nov 06, 11

Read in November, 2011


Humor! There is a lot of humor in this version of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. I like the fact that this is the wolf's version of the story. What a clever idea! Old and young readers should always think that there are always different perspectives in each told story and question who is the teller/narrator in each story they read.
In this picture book, the wolf claims he is as innocent as can be. The bad character here is the third little pig. Pig number one and pig number two disappear because the good wolf eats them. According to the wolf, the real story is about a cup of sugar and a sneeze. He needed a cup of sugar to bake a cake for his grandmother and he blowed the first two pig's houses because he was sick with a terrible sneezing cold.
At the end, he does not eat the third little pig, but he is caught sneezing, huffing, and puffing in front of the third little pig; in other words making a scene. He is put in jail. He told his story of what he was doing there, but nobody believed him. In his own words he said “they jazzed up the story” and “I was framed”.
This is a good picture book, but I do not recommend it for little ones, maybe for third and above elementary grade levels.
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