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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
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Sep 13, 12

Such a creative twist to the story of the "Three Little Pigs". I love how this story follows the same concept as every other version, but the story is told from the Wolf's point of view, which makes him a good guy instead of the villain. The story is written as if the wolf is actually talking to you and not just narrating a book, and tells it in such a way that you believe him and no longer see the wolf as a bad guy. The writing style of Jon Sciezka is very vital to the feel of the book, if it was written a different way, it probably would not have had the same feel or believability as it does. The illustrations are also unique, the cover looks like a news paper and the illustrations in the book are very detailed, and give the audience an image of the good "bad" wolf. I really like how the author makes the Wolf as a sweet motive of going out to the pigs' houses and how the Wolf reasons why he eats meat is very clever. I would recommend this book for anyone. For parents and teachers, reading the "original" story of the "Three Little Pigs" first would be good so the child knows what the Wolf means when he says lines about how this is the real story or that he was "framed". Then the students/children could compare the two stories.

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