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
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.