Monday, 13 April 2015

The Three Little Pigs by Mara Alperin and Ag Jatkowska (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 March 2015, Little Tiger Press, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Content: mild peril,  humour

Summary from Little Tiger Press
Three little pigs set off to build new homes for themselves. But someone big and bad soon comes looking for a tasty piggy snack . . . 

Can the pigs outwit the wicked wolf?

Nayu's thoughts
Think you know this famous fairy tale? I did, but that didn't stop this being the best retelling I've ever read. It should come with a laughter warning, there's humour on every page, probably more so because I knew what was coming next and strongly suspected there would be a happy end. The activities the pigs do to in and out of their houses brought more laughter. I was scared for them because the wolf was extremely mean and scary, but the ending sorted him out and helped the pigs learn a valuable lesson of doing all they can to protect themselves, and not be so overconfident. 

Suggested read 
Discover more retellings of fairytales like Give Us A Smile, Cinderella by Steve Smallman and Marcin Piwowarski (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E) 

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