The Three Little Pigs by Steven Kellogg

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Life is pretty sweet for the three little pigs...until a hungry wolf named Tempesto shows up one morning. Percy, Pete, and Prudence refuse to let themselves become breakfast without a fight -- but can anything save the plucky pigs once Tempesto starts huffing and puffing? With his hilarious retelling and irresistible illustrations, Steven Kellogg masterfully updates the classic folktale for a whole new generation of readers.
 

About Steven Kellogg

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Stephen Kellogg was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 26, 1941. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and majored in illustration. While in college, he won a fellowship to spend his senior year studying and working in Florence, Italy. Kellogg has illustrated over one hundred titles and written some of his own. Titles he has written include the Island of the Skog, which won the Michigan State Young Readers Award, and was included on Booklist's Books for Every Child and the CBC Books for Peace list, A Rose for Pinkerton!, Pinkerton, Behave!, and Tallyho, Pinkerton!
 
Published September 1, 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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A foolish hero, a featherbrained heroine, and a bevy of muddle-headed characters lead the cast in this wry retelling from Kellogg (The Three Little Pigs, 1997, etc.).

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Kellogg (I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago, 1996, etc.) puts a master's spin on another familiar tale.

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Buoyant pictures and a pun-riddled text add gusto to Kellogg's lighthearted humor as he gives this classic caper more twists than are found in the average pig's tail. Pushing her waffle-making machine

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Kellogg exploits the oddball scenarios to the fullest as he portrays an old woman trying to boost her cow onto her cottage roof (""to eat the weeds that were a-growing there"") and a group of ""a-whining, a-whimpering, and a-wailing"" villagers who, spying the moon's reflection in a pond, believe...

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A mother pig makes enough money to send her three little piglets to Hog Hollow Academy, and when she retires, the educated trio takes over the family wafflery business—until the wolf tries to stand in the way.

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When she retires, the educated piglets build their fabled houses and run the wafflery until Tempesto the wolf (wearing a ""Say Yes to Thugs"" sweatshirt) arrives and instructs them to ""butter yourselves and hop on the griddle."" Serafina returns to bail out her brood and, in a final play on word...

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