Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs
by David Wiesner

Genre: Picture Book, Fractured Fairy Tale

Synopsis:  Three pigs...
Straw, sticks, bricks...
Huffs and puffs...
You probably know the rest.
It's an old story, and every time someone tells it the same thing happens.

But who's to say it's supposed to?
Who's in charge of this story?
Who gets to decide?
Has anyone asked the pigs?
Well, it's about time someone did.

thanks to David Wiesner,
is the answer.
From the book jacket

Review: It's hard to decide what to rate this book because if I would rate it on quality of illustrations, this book would definitely rate 5 stars.  These illustrations are AMAZING!  I can't believe how the author has manipulated the pictures.  The pigs mess with the story and end up in different stories.  The pigs start as realistic looking pigs with hair and everything.  They go into almost like cartoon drawings and the pig that is half in and half out of the page is half realistic and half caricature.  But I can't just base the book on the illustrations.  The story was a little hard to read out loud and I'm not sure what age this book is targeted to.  My kids didn't understand what was going on with the book so clearly this book is not for 4 year olds!  But it is a different type of story so one that I would suggest picking up just for the illustrations.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

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