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The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf
In this original version of the traditional tale, the three little pigs are in their usual trouble with the somewhat bad wolf--who is really just very hungry and frustrated that the pizza parlor will not serve him.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Orchard Books, c2013
ISBN: 0439915015
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,32 cm
Additional Contributors: Teague, Mark
Alternate Title: Three little pigs


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Feb 09, 2015
  • pnaduy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Comparing with content of original story, it is changed a little bit. However, it does not make the story reduce its attraction. My kids love this story and they study with thier hearts.

Nov 28, 2013

The traditional story of three pigs and a hungry wolf has been retold by author Mark Teague with some hilarious, modern twists and large, colourful illustrations.

When the farmer decided to move to Florida, he sold his farm, paid his three pigs for their good work over the years, and drove off.

The first pig built a flimsy straw house; the second heaped together a rickety home of sticks, and the third constructed a solid home of brick and mortar.

The next day, a hungry, somewhat bad wolf came to town. The hot dog stand was closed, as was the doughnut shop - and the pizza parlour didn’t allow wolves. In desperation, he blew down the homes of the first two pigs, who sped away on their scooters.

At the third pig’s house, however, the wolf tried and tried but could not blow it down. Overcome by hunger and a lack of oxygen, the wolf collapsed on the lawn.

Inside, the three pigs were watching their favourite television show when they noticed the prone wolf outside. They went out to help him. The grateful wolf apologized, “I was so hungry, I could not think straight!”

The pigs, who also loved to eat, were sympathetic. They invited the wolf to stay for dinner - which he did. (And in a “happily-ever-after ending, he later became a very good friend to the three pigs.)

May 07, 2013

When he is stricken by a serious blood sugar drop, the Somewhat Bad Wolf goes in search of food. He is lured to the home of one of the Three Little Pigs by the delicious aroma. Who doesn't find the smell of bacon irresistible? He surprises himself--and the pigs--when he's able to blow down the doors of the first two houses, but is stymied by the door on the solid brick house. Because this is the only house left, everyone moves in together, enjoys a healthy meal (without bacon), and paddles around the pool.


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Jul 23, 2014
  • red_lion_1061 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 28, 2013

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