Companion to the hit The Three Ninja Pigs, this fractured fairy tale is a sure-fire storytime hit.
Wolf just can’t catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn’t been enough to scare up a good meal.
His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he’s ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets—right?
Not if Little Red has anything to say about it! Kiya!
About the Author
Corey Rosen Schwartz has no true Ninja training, but she can sure kick butt in Scrabble. She lives in Warren, New Jersey.
Dan Santat is the creator of the Disney Channel’s animated hit The Replacements and also holds a black belt in Shotokan. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.
What People are Saying About This
“Schwartz and Santat deliver a powerful karate chop of a picture book. . . As silly a trip to grandma’s house as there ever was.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This action-packed fractured fairy tale is sure to excite young readers. . . . Children will gravitate to the rhyming text and exciting illustrations. . . . A fun read-aloud, but also great for independent reading.” —School Library Journal
“Schwartz’s comic verse scans beautifully, tripping through the (bamboo) forest to grandma’s house with vigor and attitude. Santat’s artwork . . . divides the action into diagonal panels, maximizing the roundhouse impact.” —Booklist
A different kind of review this morning....I got inspired by this great rhyming book ..... Poor Mr. Wolf's not having much fun, He can't catch his dinner His tactics are done. He needs to bone up Huff and puff just won't do He trains and grows stronger Builds confidence too. Finally he's ready to be put to the test. His stomach is growling He'll go do his best. He meets Little Red, they have an encounter She says she has treats For her dear, old Grandmother. The Wolf smacks his lips and comes up with a plan I know, he schemes, I'll pretend that I'm Gran. The Wolf borrows her clothes and with a sly grin He waits and he waits to let Little Red in..... A perfect disguise to trick Little Red Who finally comes knocking "Hello Gran," she said. One look tells Red that something is wrong, Gran's eyes are too big and her ears are too long. Her muscles are huge and her teeth way too scary That couldn't be be Gran, why her face is so hairy! The Wolf makes a jump to gobble up Red But what a surprise the Wolf gets instead! You see Little Red knows how to fight Her Ninja school training Gives Wolf quite a fright. Then in through the door Comes Gran in her gi, She looks quite disheveled From her class in tai chi. Red kicks and she chops, And she beats the Wolf good Gran is so proud of her Red Riding Hood. They persuade the old Wolf to give up his red meat And chuck it he does because of defeat. He decides then and there to give Yoga a shot Less tension and stress, thinks he'll like it a lot. But will he hang in there and man up to his word? Can Wolf change his ways or is it absurd? The book gives the answer, read it and see I'll not divulge it ... how mean of me! One thing I know without any doubt This book is a hit go ahead, check it out. The pictures are brilliant and done with a flare The colours are vibrant, shouting let's share! The text and the pictures fit like a glove You'll laugh and you'll cheer It's a story you'll love.