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April 16, 2009

The Big, “Good” Wolf?

Filed under: Uncategorized — by npappas13 @ 12:59 am

true-story-of-three-pigsScieska, J. (1989). The true story of the 3 little pigs! New York: Puffin Books.
Genre: Picture Book, Modern Fantasy
Grades: 1st-4th

Have you ever read the story of the Three Little Pigs? If you have not, this version of the original is completely different and one you will not forget! Scieska’s hilarious “remake” of the Three Little Pigs story is a must read. In this edition, the Big, Bad Wolf narrates and tells his side of the story. Throughout the book he explains what happens at each Pig’s house and how in the end he gets framed. Lane Smith’s illustrations perfectly describe the story and are very detailed. The illustrations reinforce the text making the book even better. In one illustration, when the Wolf is wiping his nose with a tissue, Smith even drew the patterns on the tissue! It is written in simple language and is appropriate for mostly all ages in Elementary school. Share this book with your class or children and your audience will not be disappointed!




About the Author

jon-scieskaJon Scieska started working as an elementary and secondary teacher but soon discovered that his passion for life was creating books for children. Jon has won so many different awards and has sold over 11 million copies global. Some of his other famous books are The Frog Prince Continued, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales, Math Curse, and Science Verse. Visit him at

About the Illustrator

lane-smith1Books that Lane Smith has either authored or illustrated have made the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best sellers list, won a Caldecott award, or some other kind of award. Lane Smith has paired up with Jon Scieska many times to create hilarious, original childrens book. Visit him at




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