"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 says it's suppose to? Who's in charge of this story? Who gets to decide? Has anyone asked the pigs? No? Well, it's about time someone did" (Wiesner).
"...I'll let you in on a little secret ...nobody has ever heard my side of the story. I'm the wolf. Alexander T. Wolf...Al...This is the real story" (Scieszka).
The well-known fairytale of The Three Little Pigs has changed directions a little over the centuries. No longer is the simple story of three pigs, a wolf, and a little "huffing and puffing" enough. Both Jon Scieszka and David Wiesner have added different twists to the all too familiar tale. By adding creativity, imagination, and perspectives, these men have developed a whole new adventure that takes the characters and readers for a ride.
"Hey! He blew me right out of the story!" "Come on - it's safe ...
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