The Three Sillies by Steven Kellogg

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A young man believes his sweetheart and her family are the three silliest people in the world until he meets three others who are even sillier.
 

About Steven Kellogg

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Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including "The Three Little Pigs", "Paul Bunyan", "Johnny Appleseed", and "Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett". He is the illustrator of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" and "The Baby Beebee Bird". Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.
 
Published September 1, 1981 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. 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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Kellogg (Paul Bunyan; Johnny Appleseed) here serves up a rollicking farce inspired by a selection from Joseph Jacobs's 19th-century English Fairy Tales, with roots in the Brothers Grimm's Clever Els

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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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Inspired by a 19th-century fairy tale, this story features a gentleman who sets out to find three sillies even sillier than the family whose daughter he is courting.

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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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