Peculiar versions of the Three Little Pigs

Posted on February 15, 2019

by Maria R

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Who doesn’t know the classic story of The Three Little Pigs? But really, do you know The True Story of the Three Little Pigs? There are two sides to every story and most of us have only known the pigs’ version. If you would like to know the wolf’s side, the 101 Picture Book Challenge includes “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! by A. Wolf as Told to Jon Scieszka” to set the record straight. According to A. Wolf, the whole story was just a misunderstanding. All those huffs and puffs grew out of proportion, and he really was not the villain in this tale. An ingenious, witty and ridiculous funny way to vindicate himself.

“The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” is just one of the great books on the 101 Picture Book Challenge list and it’s available from your local Library in the following formats:

More peculiar versions of the Three Little Pigs

If you like “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf,” you may enjoy these other versions involving the pigs as well as the wolves’ side of the story.

The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon

When their mother sends them packing, three pigs find despicable ways to find new accommodations, but when the big, friendly wolf tries to show them the error of their ways, the pigs respond by huffing and puffing.

Tell the Truth B.B., Wolf by Judy Sierra

When Big Bad Wolf, who now lives at the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to tell his story at the library, he faces the truth about what he did to the three little pigs and decides to make amends.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Triviza

An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf–with a surprise ending.

What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge?

The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).

This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.

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