Module 3: The Three Pigs
Wiesner, D. (2001). The three pigs. New York: Clarion Books.
This book starts off in the traditional 3 Little Pigs fashion, but quickly becomes a new story when the first pig gets huffed and puffed right out of the story. The rest of the book is in the realm of imagination far removed from the original fairy tale. Wiesner writes this version with humor not contained in most fairy tales.
What Did I Think?
This version of the 3 Little Pigs is imaginative and novel. It is always a delight to hear a familiar tale in a new way and Wiesner sets the bar high with this truly unique version. The illustrations help to make this story come to life and make it an engaging and entertaining take on the story of the 3 little pigs.
From Publishers Weekly
This book would be good to include in a display of many versions of different fairy tales, from the traditional to the fractured fairy tale versions. Students could compare and contrast, write about the best version in a their own book review, or create a book trailer of their favorite version.