“A modern fantasy book. The story begins by telling the classic story of the three little pigs but quickly, there is a plot twist and we find out that this is in fact, not the original story. They make their way out of their story and into others, causing some trouble along the way. The...”see full review » see other reviews »
“The Three Pigs is a twist on the original classic. This version is way more comical than the others because of Wiesner's use of dialogue bubbles and his apparent 3D images of the pigs. They storyline is the same as the original so that portion is the only predictable part.
This version of the original definitely deserves to be an award winning book for its humorous aspect. This book will definitely be of interest to any student in your class because it is not the traditional story. It is almost similar to that of a graphic novel.
This book can be paired with other simple graphic novels like the Moomin ones. An example would be Moomin and the Sea.
For more advanced readers this can the mentor text for Smile or Drama which are other more simple graphic novels.”
“This is a modern take on the classic story of the three little pigs. It is a very exciting book about imagination and journeys. This book pieces different stories together to change the story of the three little pigs and ends up scaring the wolf with a dragon. This Caldecott award winning book has very realistic drawings. I think this book would be appropriate for K - first grade.”Janae wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A modern fantasy book. The story begins by telling the classic story of the three little pigs but quickly, there is a plot twist and we find out that this is in fact, not the original story. They make their way out of their story and into others, causing some trouble along the way. The illustrations and use of space and perspective in this book were phenomenal and definitely helps with keeping the reader's attention. I would suggest this book as a read aloud for elementary school students grades 1 to 3.”Vanessa Rios wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a version of the three little pigs that isn't like the original. The pigs end up getting out of the book in certain parts and you don't know where exactly they wonder off to. It would be a fun story for a 2nd or 3rd grade class.”Megan Perez wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“1. Awards the book has received: Caldecott winner
2. Appropriate Grade Levels: Preschool-First Grade
3. Summary: The story begins as the traditional story of the three little pigs building their houses and having them being blown away by the wolf, but before the first pig could be eaten, he escapes the pages and invites his brothers to join him outside of the story. The pigs then roam through a medley of other traditional stories and folk tales and meet new friends, save a dragon, and pull other characters out of their stories. They eventually leap back into their traditional story, where their new dragon friend scares away the wolf who is now small in comparison. All of the characters live in the brick house together and live happily ever after as the last pig finagles the words to say so.
4. Review: My favorite part about this book is that although it starts off with the traditional story, it immediately changes to a brand new adventure starring the three little pigs and other traditional story characters. This will keep the attention and interest of students as they are excited to hear a new story after thinking they are hearing a familiar one. The illustrations are also intriguing as they go from flat, to comic-like, to 3D looking realistic pigs speaking through speech bubbles.
5. Uses in the Classroom:
- Manipulating stories
- Writing a new ending to a traditional story activity
- Folk Tale unit”
““The three pigs” by David Wiesner. Published by Clairon books a Houghton Mifflin Company. Copyright, 2001, New York.
1. Awards: The Caldecott medals
2. Appropriate age group(s): pre-k- 2nd grade
3. Summary: The story begins with the wolf going to each of the pig’s houses and blows down each house. However, when he blows down the straw house, the pig is not there. There is a twist to the story the first pig gets blown out of the story and starts to hide behind the pages. He goes to the other pig’s house and tells them to follow him. They begin to explore to other stories and encounter different characters. Then they decide to go back home. The characters they discovered join them and scare the wolf from blowing down the house. They all live together happily ever after.
Review: I liked how this book wasn’t the typical three little pigs story, it had a twist, which was creative and unexpected. I liked how they used watercolor, colored inks and pencil for the illustrations. I also liked how the pigs transformed physically when they left each story.
4. Uses in the classroom:
• Think/pair/share of the key details of the story
• Create a different ending of the story.
• Draw a picture of your version of the story created.
““The Three Pigs” by David Wiesner; Published by Houghton Mifflin; New York; Copyright 2001.
1.Awards the book has received: This book received The Caldecott Medal.
2.Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for preschool through second grade.
3.Summary: This children’s book is based on the story, The Three Little Pigs but this story has a twist. Three pigs build their homes in different materials. One house is made out of straw, another house is made out of sticks, and the last house is made out of bricks. Like in the original story, a wolf comes to each one of the houses and tells the pigs he will blow their houses down if they don’t let him in. The wolf blows the straw house down and he blows the pig right out of the story. So then that pig is able to save the other two pigs from the wolf and they travel to other children’s story book pages. They make new friends and with their help are able to scare the wolf away for good and live happily in the house made out of bricks.
4.Review: I really enjoyed this story because it is similar to the classic story of the three little pigs. If children are familiar with the original story they will be able to notice the differences. I enjoyed the how the author made a twist of the story and combined different stories into one.
5.Uses in the classroom:
-List the differences between the classic story and David Wiesner version of the story.
-Have students build they own house using different materials (clay, straws, paper, etc.).
-Have students create a different ending.
“ “The Three Pigs” by David Wiesner; published by Clarion Books; 2001
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Appropriate Grade Levels: Pre-K-2nd grade
Summary: Starts off with the original story of the three little pigs but the author brings it into a whole new level. The first pig gets blown right off the page into a world of imagination. The pig becomes sort of the narrator of the story.
Review: I like how there was a twist on this book. It gives the children something to think about and will surprise many of them while they read it.
Uses in the classroom:
Independent reading book
“ This book is based off of the classic story the Three Little Pigs, but it has its own twists and turns. The wolf meets the first pig and blows him right out of the story and into a land of imagination. In this imaginary world they come across a cat with a fiddle, a dragon, and the cow that jumped over the moon. They come back to their story, but they bring the dragon with them this time. The wolf comes to blow the house over, but cannot. They all live happily ever after. I love the spin that the author put on this story. It is so unique and really cool to see other nursery rhymes and fairytales tied into one.
Genre: Fables, Folk Tales and Myths
Levels: Grade Level Equivalent: 2.8, Interest Level: Grade Kindergarten
“The Three Pigs by David Wiesner is a new take on the classic story of the three pigs. Instead of staying in one story, the pigs discover how to break out of the story to run from the wolf. In the end of the story, the pigs return with a dragon to keep them safe. Overall, I found the technique a little hoakey, but I think that kids might enjoy the difference.
Genre: Folk Tale/Fantasy
Levels: 2.8 Scholastic Grade Level Equivalent