The Three Sillies by Steven Kellogg

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Once upon a time, a gentleman comes a-courting a farmer's daughter. However, the farmer, his wife, and their daughter are hopelessly silly. The gentleman is flabbergasted by their silliness. "When I find three sillies even sillier than you, I'll marry your daughter". But do they exist?
 

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 November 1, 1999 by Walker Books Ltd. 33 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-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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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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