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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf!: A Story About Spreading Germs

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  22 reviews
In Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf! the three little pigs learn a lesson about spreading germs. When they won't lend the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes! And to make matters worse, they then catch his cold. This series is a welcome addition for parents looking for picture books with a message. Focusing on personal wellbeing, QEB aims to intertwine ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by QEB Publishing
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Dana-Adriana B.
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This was a great read for the kindergarden class! Everyone loved it.
Sep 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This Fairy tale Gone bad is actually find of funny. It's a new spin to the classic story and it still has the moral of building your house on solid foundations but also on not spreading germs by always covering your sneeze with a tissue. (view spoiler)
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun, modern take on the traditional story
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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Did you see the circular logo in the bottom right corner? It says "A Story About Spreading Germs". That's a thing?! Awesome! Why have I never seen this before!!!

And as a bonus, the little one loved it!
Željko Filipin
Oct 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Funny story about big bad wolf catching cold.
Donna Mork
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A retelling of the three little pigs where the wolf is not really bad, he just has a cold and needs a tissue and keeps sneezing.
Olivia Slykhuis
Aug 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Didn't like this. It reads like a didactic book written by someone who doesn't write kids' books, but sells Kleenex, or something. Waste of time.
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
OK, so based on the subtitle, you'd be right that this is a didactic book about using a tissue when you sneeze. I hesitated to use it in storytime, because these kind of books are great for parenting but often fall flat for group attention-holding. But this one is very well-done, couched in a Three Little Pigs retelling wherein the poor wolf is only knocking on doors due to his cold (he's been using his tail to wipe his nose) and a request for a-ah-ahhh-A TISSUE (cue the house blowing down). Fun ...more
Holly Birkelien
Sweet twist on an old folktale. The wolf has a cold and simply wants a tissue, and accidentally sneezes the houses down. The only time he gets angry is when the piggies taunt him with their tissues. In the end, the piggies agree if only they'd just shared their tissue, they wouldn't all be stuck inside the brick house sick together. Good read aloud to teach about the importance of not spreading germs, or for a new take on an old story. I would read this in preschool storytime or older.
Abi Reynolds
This is another variation on the traditional fairy tale and one that I read to a group of nursery children. They enjoyed the sneezing element and that it was a reason for blowing the houses down. They also thought that 'it wasn't nice that the pigs didn't share the tissues'
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
A-hahahahaha. The big, bad wolf was SO misunderstood. He wasn't huffing and puffing. He wasn't trying to scare (or eat) the three little pigs. He just needed a tissue. This re-imagined fairy tale is delightful, if slightly didactic.
Kate Hastings
Grades K-2. A twist on 3 pigs where the wolf really needs a tissue for his cold. Shows how germs spread if you just sneeze all over everyone. Use for health lesson and also as a point-of-view/fairy tale compare/contrast.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Read to my skills group today and they really enjoyed it. Great way to reinforce using tissue when you have a cold.
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Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you thought you know the story of "The Three Little Pigs" ... try this one: It's Brilliant!!!! :D
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Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book ...more