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The Three Pigs - by David Wiesner (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • "Clever, whimsical and sophisticated.
  • Caldecott Medal 2002 1st Winner, Bookseller's Choice (Special Subjects) 2002 1st Winner
  • 4-7 Years
  • 9.2" x 11.5" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Animals

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About the Book



Caldecott medalist David Wiesner offers a playful deconstruction of a favorite nursery tale. In "The Three Pigs", dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Full color.



Book Synopsis



"Clever, whimsical and sophisticated." --New York Times Book Review
Taking visual narrative to a new level, this picture book from the creator of Tuesday and Flotsam begins a seemingly familiar tale of three pigs preparing to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But when the Big Bad Wolf comes looking for a snack, he huffs and puffs the first little pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination! Dialogue balloons pepper a wide variety of illustration styles taking readers through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. You will never look at "The Three Little Pigs"--or artwork--the same way again!
"A funny, wildly imaginative tale that encourages readers to leap beyond the familiar; to think critically about conventional stories and illustration, and perhaps, to flex their imaginations and create wonderfully subversive versions of their own stories." -- ALA Booklist, Starred Review



Review Quotes




Wiesner has created a funny, wildly imaginative tale that encourages readers to leap beyond the familiar; to think critically about conventional stories and illustration, and perhaps, to flex their imaginations and create wonderfully subversive versions of their own stories. -- Booklist (starred review)

"Children will delight in the changing perspectives...and the whole notion of the interrupted narrative...fresh and funny...Witty dialogue and physical comedy abound in this inspired retelling of a familiar favorite." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Wiesner... evokes a feeling that the characters can navigate endless possibilities --and that the range of story itself is limitless." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"With this inventive retelling, Caldecott Medalist Wiesner (Tuesday, 1991) plays with literary conventions in a manner not seen since Scieszka's The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (1993)." -- Kirkus Reviews

"David Wiesner's postmodern interpretation of this tale plays imaginatively with traditional picture book and story conventions and with readers' expectations of both. . . .Wiesner explores the possibility of different realities within a book's pages. . . . Wiesner may not be the first to thumb his nose at picture-book design rules and storytelling techniques, but he puts his own distinct print on this ambitious endeavor. There are lots of teaching opportunities to be mined here--or you can just dig into the creative possibilities of unconventionality." -- Horn Book Magazine


Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 11.5 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-7 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Clarion Books
Theme: Pigs
Format: Hardcover
Author: David Wiesner
Language: English
Street Date: April 23, 2001
TCIN: 11456397
UPC: 9780618007011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9505
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 11.5 inches width x 9.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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