The Three Pigs



The Three Pigs


"David Wiesner's Caldecott award-winning book begins like countless other versions of this familiar tale, but readers soon encounter a strange twistwhen the wolf buffs and puffs, the pigs are blown right out of the book! They escape from the wolf, as well as the confines of the traditional narrative. Pages tumble out of their book, and they fold one into an airplane. Thus begins a surrealistic adventure that takes them into the land of other stories. Numerous artistic transformations accompany their travels-shifts in dimension, fonts, line, and color. They pass through the rhyme of the cat and the fiddle, and on to a folktale about a dragon guarding a golden rose. When they leave, the cat and the dragon leave their stories, and all ends happily back at the home of the three pigs."

Scharer, Patricia L., et al. "The Three Pigs." Language Arts, vol. 80, no. 4, 2003, pp. 318. ProQuest,


Wiesner, David


Clarion Books



© 2001 by David Wiesner



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