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The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf’s huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story...

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf’s huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effects—cinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight.
Satisfying both as a story and as an exploration of the nature of story, The Three Pigs takes visual narrative to a new level. Dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Fans of Tuesday’s frogs and Sector 7’s clouds will be captivated by old friends—the Three Pigs of nursery fame and their companions—in a new guise.

Hardcover - 38 pages - $18.99
ISBN: 0618007016 (ISBN13: 9780618007011)
Published Apr 23, 2001 by Clarion Books
First published 2001

requested by

Mrs. Lovett (Pre-K Title 1 Teacher)

at Indian Bend Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ

Here since Dec 8, 2016

Open requests - 8 Books received - 2

I have been teaching since 1998. I have experience teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, and Third grade. My passion is teaching Pre-K students, because they are like sponges who soak up information and knowledge. As a Pre-K teacher, I have the incredible opportunity to watch my four/five year old students undergo an amazing transformation. Students that enter school unable to recognize a single letter, color, number or shape but are quickly transformed into wonderfully print-literate and mathematical conversationalists.

why I requested this book

We are doing a Fairy Tale unit and would love to have this book to read to our Pre-K students. We want them to be able to hear different versions of a story, so...

We are doing a Fairy Tale unit and would love to have this book to read to our Pre-K students. We want them to be able to hear different versions of a story, so they are able to talk about the similarities and differences between books. This is a important skill for them to have to prepare them for kindergarten.

the class

My students are eager Pre-Kindergarteners. My Pre-K students are part of a Title 1 school, with the majority qualifying for free or reduced lunch and who are...

My students are eager Pre-Kindergarteners. My Pre-K students are part of a Title 1 school, with the majority qualifying for free or reduced lunch and who are English Language Learners, with Spanish being their home language.

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