The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

“But like I was saying, the whole Big Bad Wolf thing is all wrong. The real story is about a sneeze and a cup of sugar.

Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, or at least they think they do. In this clever re-telling Mr. Alexander Wolf tells his side of the story. He says it was just a big media spin.

This adaption of the classic tale is ingenious. I love the “reporting” narrative style. The illustrations complement the story-telling perfectly, starting from the newspaper style cover of the book. I’d recommend this book for kids 6+ as the story is based on the premise that the media twisted the story. Also in this rendition the wolf does eat two of the pigs.

Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Lane Smith

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

If you like this type of story also check out The Three Pigs by David Weisner. In this re-telling the pigs escape the Big Bad Wolf by jumping out of the page. The pigs go on a storybook adventure jumping in and out of other stories and eventually bring a fiery friend back to scare the wolf. This version is suitable for young kids.

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4 Comments to “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs”

  1. This was a favorite in our house, along with The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig :)

  2. I loved this book when I first encountered it — I must read it again. And oh, the one that Susanna mentioned sounds like great fun!

  3. Wiesner’s version is absolutely one of my favorites. However, you can’t beat Sciezska for comedy!

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