The Three Pigs
Author: David Wiesner
Illustrator: David Wiesner
Awards: ALA Notable Children's Books (2002), Caldecott Medal (2002)
Topics: pigs, wolf, fairy tales, folklore
Summary: Although the story begins like the classic Three Little Pigs, the story evolves into something much different. The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.
- The Three Pigs from Houghton Mifflin
Provides an overview, pictures, and reviews. Includes large image of the wolf and pigs on paper airplane.
- The Little Pigs from Wikipedia
Explore different versions of The Little Pigs story.
- Three Little Pig Variants from Allen County Public Library
Booklist providing traditional and humorous retellings
- Pigs from Wikipedia
- Pig Pictures from Wikimedia Commons
- Pigs from Enchanted Learning
- Pigs as Pets
- Port 4 Kids
- The Joy of Pigs from Nature and PBS
- Online Reading. Read the traditional version of the Three Little Pig , the Annotated Three Little Pigs, Three Little Pigs: The Colorful Story Book, Three Little Pigs and other Folktales, The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids online. Also, read a modern version of the Three Little Pigs.
- Online Listening. Listen to the story The Three Little Pigs from Storynory. Listen to the song "Who's afraid of the big bad wolf."
- Pigs in Fiction. Compare the pigs in this book to other pigs in fiction. Use the list of fictional pigs from Wikipedia to get started.
- Alternative Views. Read The Wolf's Side of the Story. Write another version.
- Fractured Fairy Tales. Read other books that have alternative versions of The Three Little Pigs such as as the cajun version called Les Trois Cochon or The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Powell. Write your own version.
- Pigs Who Fly. In the story, the pigs flew in a paper airplane. Imagine another story with pigs using a different type of transportation. Also, explore other stories where animals ride in vehicles such as Sheep in a Jeep.
- Who Else? The pigs stumbled into other fairy tales such as the "cat and the fiddle". What other story fairytale characters or setting could the pigs rescue?
- Pig Illustration. Pigs are often used in stories. Create your own pig characters. Use the drawing links for help.
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