The Three Pigs

Wiesner, David

Book - 2001
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Three Pigs
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.

Publisher: New York :, Clarion Books,, 2001
ISBN: 0618007016
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wie
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm
Alternate Title: Three little pigs


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Aug 24, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

At first this book is the traditional three pigs and a big bad wolf story. I thought it to be nothing special other than Weisner's beautiful illustrations. But then the pigs begin being blown from the story pages and the book becomes confusing. There are multiple stories happening at the same time. It is hard to know where to follow. The pigs travel through other story pages which wasn't very interesting since the pigs don't actually DO anything. Plus, all these story changes are complicated especially for the advertised age range of 4-8. Towards the end the words become jumbled, the story is jumbled and I had no idea what I just read. Other than beautiful artwork, I didn't take anything away from this story.
Would I recommend this book? NOT for this young an age range

Mar 21, 2014
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Hmmmm. I totally understand why this book gets such good reviews--it's very meta, and the illustrations are wonderful. I think my "meh" feelings toward it come from not really knowing who this book is for. A very young child would not get it, and I suspect an older child might thing it's kind of stupid. As an adult I enjoyed it, but I doubt that Mr. Wiesner wrote this book for adults.

Oct 16, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed the story and found it clever how the pigs and other animals change to match the style of the illustrations in each story.

Aug 11, 2012
  • amy0606 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I'd read some reviews in awe of this book so I was expecting a lot and I was kind of disappointed. The pictures were cool, but the story is not one I can read over an over.

Jul 04, 2011
  • Mum_of_2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My 4 year old son loves this book. He thinks it's hilarious how the pigs can just leave the story.

Sep 04, 2009
  • neko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The three pigs have escaped and they are looking for help. See what happens when they find it.


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Aug 24, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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