The Three Little Pigs

I enjoyed all three versions of The Three Little Pigs,   Marshall’s, Scieszka’s, and Wiesner’s.  Wiesner’s was reminiscent of his Tuesday. Marshall’s was charming and it’s illustrations revealed the different personality of each little pig not only by the choice of materials with which to build their homes but also with their clothing.  The reader of Scieszka’s post modern version must know the original story in order to enjoy the text in its entirety.  I think it is also more appropriate for older children.

The Three Little Pigs. By James Marshall, ISBN 0-14-055742-3

three little pigs, marshall

Very charming.  I love how the personality of each little pig is illustrated not only in their choice of materials with which to build their homes but also in their clothing.  A nice light tale.

The Three Little Pigs By David Wiesner.  ISBN-13:  978-0-618-00701-1

three little pigs, weisner

Caldecott Medal winner. – This was creative and beautiful.  The reader is reminded to pick up a copy of Wiesner’s Tuesday.

The True Story of the 3 little pigs! By A. Wolf. As told to Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith.  ISBN 0-14-054451-8.

true story of the three little pigs

Having been educated in postmodernism, I really enjoyed this version.  Of course, you would need to know Marshall’s version (or one like it) in order to ‘get’ Scieszka’s version.

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