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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. McMasters (Teacher)

at Happy Valley Primary School, Anderson, CA

Here since Aug 19, 2015

Open requests - 2 Books received - 13

I am a fifth year teacher building up my class library. I am focusing much of my instruction on methods that are beneficial to language learners (which, in turn are actually beneficial to all learners). Finding tools to help me become the teacher I want to be is a grand adventure!

why I requested this book

I love to use Caldecott Medal winners to fill my class library!

I love to use Caldecott Medal winners to fill my class library!

the class

I have 24 students in my 2nd grade class. We are a small rural school.

I have 24 students in my 2nd grade class. We are a small rural school.

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