loading, one second please...

Three Little Pigs

Reviewing: Illustrated By Thea Kliros Three Little Pigs  |  Rating:
bubbacat By bubbacat on
Badge: Publisher | Level: 10 | Children & Parenting Expertise:

"Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!" I can remember this wonderful tale of the Three Little Pigs. We all remember it! It was one of my favorites and hopefully soon one of my children's favorites. I can also remember putting on a play in school where we had the houses and students played the pigs and wolf. I came across this book and loved how it was so simple and exactly to the point. The book is small and love the illustrations on each page. The book is twenty pages in all, enough to hold a little ones attention span. So this book could be used for toddlers and children. I have been reading this book to my kids for about a month now. They are starting to pretend like they are blowing the house down by puckering their lips and blowing air...real cute. Why has this remarkable story been a classic for so many years? Not sure. There are only a few sentences on each page ...easy reading. The book is made of cardboard construction. I like how the story is condensed into such a small book yet tells the complete story. Here's a brief summary of the storyline: The Three Little Pigs lived with their mother but were now grown and needed to build their own homes. Mother pig said "build them strong to protect yourselves from the Big, Bad Wolf". One pig built a house of straw-one built a house of sticks and another built a house of bricks (he was the smartest pig). Remember how the story goes: The wolf knocks on the door of each pig with each pig declaring "Not by the hair on my chinny, chin, chin" The wolf says "Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in" The wolf blows the straw house down and the stick house too. Both pigs run to the brick house and are now inside their brother's house. The wolf could not blow the brick house down. So he went onto the roof to go down the chimney. The third pig and owner of the house (the smartest pig) lit a fire and the wolf's tail got scorched. The wolf ran off, never to be seen again. I feel the moral to the story is: Listen to your mother!