premise of The True
Story of the 3 Little Pigs! is hilariously unexpected. Who
would have thought the big bad wolf could be so likeable? In this
fractured fairy tale, "Alexander T. Wolf" tells what really happened
when he was FRAMED!
Alexander tells it,
all he was doing was stopping by
the pigs houses in order to borrow
a cup of sugar and he
accidentally blew their houses down with his ferocious sneezes.
According to Alexander, it was the
pigs' fault, really, for building such flimsy
well, since the pigs were killed when their houses were blown over,
Alexander T. Wolf explains that "it
seemed like a shame to leave a perfectly good ham dinner lying there in
the straw." He was simply doing what wolves do: they eat ham. If it
wasn't for those cops and reporters, who twisted the story into
something sinister, people
would see how innocent it all was.
Library Journal promises that this book is "the type of
book that older kids
(and adults) will find very funny." And Publisher's Weekly
"Designed with uncommon flair, this alternative fable
is fetching and glib." Readers love it too. Check
out the average customer rating from Amazon.com (shown below.)
An average of five out of five stars by 177 reviewers. Yikes!
Your kids will love this book! If you are looking for fun
ways to build upon this book in the class- room, please click
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are two illustrations
from inside this book. Isn't Lane Smith the best. :) On the
is an illustration from a page where the wolf is trying to figure "how
this whole Big Bad Wolf thing got started...Maybe it's because of our
cheeseburgers were cute, folks would probably think you were Big and
Bad, too." You may not be able to see it in the small picture
have here, but there are furry tails and ears and feet and snouts
sticking out of the sandwich.
The illustration on the right
occurs at the end of the book, where the poor 'framed' wolf has been
jailed for his crimes, which he explains away as the result of the
media jumping to conclusions.
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