So you think you know the story of the three little pigs? Well, as with any story, there are always multiple viewpoints to consider. The original story was shared by the media and the little pigs supporters, but this rendition asks you to consider the wolf's point of view, if you would please. You see, apparantly the whole event was a misunderstanding brought about by the innocent search for a cup of sugar, one allergetic wolf, and the ill-timed comments of one rude little pig. That's right! The wolf was framed! (dun, dun, dun.......)
In this entirely delightful book (Over enthusiastic in my description? Nope. It's really that good!), A. Wolf (gotta love the joke there) explains to readers that he never intended to finish off the first two little pigs. It was merely a matter of events and coincidence that the first two ended up "as dead as a doornail" (gotta love the quote...it happens at the end of piggy one's and piggy two's story). Was he really suppose to let food spoil? Most parents taught their children better than that...the Wolf was as well! How was he to know that the third neighbor and brother of the first two pigs was going to insult his family? Just goes to show you that you should always put your best face forward and try not to insult anyone....lest you be eaten by a wayward wolf-ish type neighbor as the case may be!
If you have not read this book, may I recommend it to you? (if not...sorry, I think I just did anyway....) It will only take a small window of your time, but will help add to a lifetime of literary memories. Share it with others, read it for yourself....either way, you simply should read this book. (okay, okay...I'm done....promise.) One last thing, if you follow the link in the title, you will be on Scholastic's website regarding the book where they have extension activities should you be interested in utilizing the book for a classroom-type purpose. Also, the author's name and the illustrator's name both link to their sites....both rather interesting indeed. (okay, NOW I'm done.)
Until next time....happy reading!