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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
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Sep 02, 2012

it was amazing

In this role reversed version of the English folktale, “three cuddly little wolves” are sent out into the world by their mother, only to be harassed by a big bad pig, a bully who successively destroys their houses of brick, concrete, and one constructed of “barbed wire, iron bars, armor plates, and heavy metal padlocks.” However, when the wolves build a house of flowers, the smell enchants and transforms the pig into “a big good pig.” And. “they all lived together happily ever after.”

Criminologist Trivizas’s first book for children in English uses droll humor and sophisticated vocabulary. Oxenbury’s skillfully drafted water color illustrations capture the character of the protagonists and their adversary, and thus perfectly complement Trivizas’s reimagining of the traditional folktale.

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