Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Written by: Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury

First line: Once upon a time, there were three cuddly little wolves with soft fut and fluffy tails who lived with their mother.

Why you should read this book: A sly take on an old story, this fractured fairy tale recasts the wolves as wonderful creatures with excellent building skills, harassed by a pig who doesn't know how to make friends or blow down bricks or concrete, but can swing a sledgehammer, operate a jackhammer, and detonate dynamite. The ending is a surprise, too.

Why you shouldn't read this book: The vilification of pigs disturbs you.

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