Description from Amazon:
You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong.
In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young readers will finally hear the other side of the story of “The Three Little Pigs.”
“In this humorous story, Alexander T. Wolf tells his own outlandish version of what really happens during his encounter with the three pigs…. Smith’s simplistic and wacky illustrations add to the effectiveness of this fractured fairy tale.”
“Older kids (and adults) will find very funny.”
—School Library Journal
Literary Skills that can be taught with the book True Story of the 3 Little Pigs?
Point of View
Whose point of view is the story being told from?
Is this story being told in first person or third person?
Why does the wolf feel he is mislabeled as big and bad?
What does it say about the wolf’s argument that he is not bad when he eats the first pig? Was the wolf right in not allowing food to spoil?
How can the 3 little pigs story be about a sneeze and a cup of sugar?
The wolf infers that the straw house was not his fault but someone else’s. Whose? Why would the wolf refer to the third pig as the brains of the family?
Write your own article based on book by summarizing the wolf’s story.
Cause and Effect
What caused the straw house to fall down?
What cause the house of sticks to fall down?
The wolf trying to get into the third pig’s house was a result of what?
Do you feel the wolf was framed?
How does this version of the story compare/contrast to the original version?
Create a Venn diagram or chart comparing and contrasting the two versions of this story.
STEM – Have students create houses and see if big bad wolf (hairdryer or large fan) can blow them over.
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