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The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    I am a preschool teacher, and I teach a unit on 3 Little Pig sto

    I am a preschool teacher, and I teach a unit on 3 Little Pig story variations each year. This book has been the favorite each year, and is so much fun for my class. I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Gives kids a surprise!

    This book turns the tables on the 3 Little Pigs, and instead consists of three gentle wolves terrorized by one big bad pig! Its a great twist and the extremes the wolves and the pig go to are hilarious and unexpected. Both boys and girls will get a kick out of their antics. They eventually resort to peaceful co-existence and it is interesting to see how they become friends in the end. My 7 year old enjoys this book a lot, I'm not sure that a child younger than 4 would really understand some of the ways the wolves protect themselves and the destructive ways the pig gets to them. Not every child maybe knows what a pneumatic drill is but it definitely looks impressive! The artwork is very detailed and lends a lot to the story. Seeing things destroyed and blown up is probably amusing to most kids and I'd recommend this book to almost anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    A story of hope

    This is one of my all time favourites. I have been reading it to preschoolers (and any adults who will listen) since it was published. The message is of persistence during extremely difficult circumstances (don't forget to rescue the china teapot!) I hope the reviewer who threw the book away gets it out of the bin and tries to see the beauty in this retelling. Children learn from many sources - one book will not teach them that an evil person can be changed with sweet smelling flowers, but it will start them on the path to acceptance of others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2007

    My favorite kids book!

    I love this book. It's fun to read and introduces kids to a lot of words that you don't use in everyday conversation. How can you not love a story that has a pneumatic drill in it??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2004

    Positively freaking BRILLIANT!

    Funny, charming, and an wildly entertaining, both for children and adults. A wonderful spin on a classic, told from a really different perspective. I never knew that wolves were so refined, so polite, and so sophisticated! The artwork is gorgeous. My students adore this book and ask me to read it again and again. They drink in at all the fine detail in the watercolor pictures, and they are tickled with the twist on the original fairy tale with which they are so familiar. I marvel and chuckle at the use of words and phrases like 'pneumatic drill,' a comical and sharp contrast to the delicate and dainty language in the descriptions of the wolves and their activities. The pig uses the jackhammer, which poses a poignant and sharp contrast to the refined wolves' beloved and very delicate china teapot. In a word, this book is brilliant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2004

    Great story for language arts skills

    This story has children looking at a classic story from a different point of view. It is a great story to use for comparing and contrasting. I highly recommend this book. It is a great way to introduce children to the language arts skills of comparing, contasting and what is similar.

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