Pig, Pigger, Piggest
by Rick Walton
illustrated by Jimmy Holder
A retelling of The Three Little Pigs, but this time the three big pigs (called Pig, Pigger, and Piggest) build three correspondingly sized castles which are then destroyed by Witch, Witcher, and Witchest.
In their review, Publisher's Weekly said that while this book is "perhaps not the funniest, it's funnier than many; and definitely a funny book." Funny, and true. :)
This book was clearly specifically written to teach
comparative and superlative adjectives (all Walton's books seem to have a
direct teaching purpose), but it's actually a pretty funny
book regardless of the grammar lesson. We wouldn't necessarily buy it for the storyline alone, but if you are teaching superlatives, it's a fun addition to your unit.
Interest Level: Gr. 1-2 Grade Equivalent: 2.9 Lexile Measure: 520L
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