Pig, Pigger, Piggestby Rick Walton, Jimmy Holder (Illustrator)
It's the three little pigs with a whole new twist! When three brothers (Pig, Pigger, and Piggest) meet three sisters (Witch, Witcher, and Witchest) the results are a muddy mess in which they all live sloppily ever after.
- Smith, Gibbs Publisher
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.15(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Read an Excerpt
Once upon a time, there were three pigs: a big pig named Pig, a bigger pig name Pigger, and the biggest of the three name Piggest. They all lived in the castle of their father, the king.
One day their father called them in. "Pig," he said, "when you were born you were a little pig. And Pigger, you were an even littler pig. And Piggest, you were the littlest of my dear, sweet, dirty babies. But now you are great big pigs. And this castle isn't big enough for the four of us. It is time for you to go out and build homes of your own."
"Oh, yay!" the pigs said. "Homes of our own!" And off went Pig, Pigger, and Piggest.
Meet the Author
Rick Walton is the author of dozens of books for kids, including his popular books introducing language arts concepts: Once There Was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, and Herd of Cows Flock of Sheep. He often plays his guitar happily. Rick and his family live in Provo, Utah. For more info visit www.rickwalton.com
Jimmy Holder lives in Pasadena, California where he illustrates lots of things. In his spare time, Jimmy likes to chase his squealing daughter Madeline around the house. They split a bananna every morning for breakfast.
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As my be obvious to all this is a tale that springs from the Three Little Pigs theme. Certainly there are hundreds of these tales, however, if one were to read this story one would be delighted. It does carry the theme of the three little pigs and yet treads a new ground that gives these pigs their own porcine identity. This is somewhat established by the use of inflected endings(-er,-est). The absence of "The Wolf" as an antagonist is a refreshing change from this adaption of a classic tale. Using instead a trio of sister witches to make demands upon our heroes. The pigs overcome the difficulties and come upon an ending that I think most will enjoy, as it is not what some may expect. The use of inflected endings is displayed nicely in the narrative and in the equally well crafted illustrations. This book will be a treasured addition to my classroom library, as it is well written and illustrated and also provides a nice example of the inflected endings -er and -est (and, yes, that is a selling point for me). I highly recommend this book to teachers, parents and fans of the Three Little Pigs genre.