The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

by Jon Scieszka illustrated by Lane Smith

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  • Item #80K1 in SeeSaw September SeeSaw September
    • Grades: K - 2
    • Ages: 5 - 8
    Award:
    Caldecott Artist
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
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Filled with Lane Smith's signature wacky art and Jon Scieszka's signature over-the-top humor, this innovative picture book lets the Big Bad Wolf tell his side of the story.

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Everybody thinks the Big Bad Wolf was nothing but a pig-hating predator. But really, the whole episode was just one big misunderstanding. Now it's time to let him tell the story—and this famous fairy tale will never be the same.

All that Alexander T. Wolf wanted was some sugar to finish the cake he was baking for his sweet granny's birthday. He went out to borrow a pinch from his neighbors, but all he could find was a silly pig in a flimsy straw house. All of sudden a serious sneeze blew the whole thing down—and left the piggy within as dead as doornail. The wolf didn't mean it, so why should he let a perfectly good ham dinner go to waste? It wasn't his fault that the first little pig built his house out of straw!

Al has a good excuse for each piggy encounter that went so wrong, but guess whose story the police and the papers believe?

Eager to restore his good name and set the story straight, the so-called Big Bad Wolf narrates this classic satirical tale.
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Product Details

    • Grades: K - 2
    • Ages: 5 - 8
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-590-44357-9

About the Author

Jon Scieszka is the author of beloved and enduring children's books that offer a twisted take on traditional fairy tales. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf combine his fractured vision with the evocative illustrations of Lane Smith to create innovative and unforgettable stories that have delighted readers around the world. He is also the author of several chapter books, including the Time Warp Trio series and the Spaceheadz series. Scieszka is the founder of Guys Read, a Web-based literacy program designed to encourage reading among young boys, and in 2008 he was chosen to be the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress.

About the Illustrator

Illustrator and author Lane Smith has provided the unique and evocative artwork for hugely popular children's books such as The Stinky Cheese Man and Fairly Stupid Tales and The True Story of The Big Bad Wolf, both collaborations with author Jon Scieszka. He has also authored and illustrated his own work, and he received the Caldecott Honor for his 2012 book Grandpa Green. Lane has also lent his talents to the film industry, serving as art director for the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and providing conceptual designs for Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas and the hit animated feature Monsters, Inc.