The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Pointing out that he's a classic victim of news media bias, Alexander T. Wolf ("You... read more

Pointing out that he's a classic victim of news media bias, Alexander T. Wolf ("You can call me Al") claims "the real story is about a sneeze and a cup of sugar." He also tries to make a case for the bad press wolves receive for eating "cute little animals . . . That's just the way we are. If cheeseburgers were cute, people would probably think you were Big and Bad, too." Fresh wit and visual irony abound. Readers see Al's allegedly cute homemade cheeseburger containing grisly ingredients midst its pickles and bun. The jacket art expands the theme by suggesting a tabloid newspaper. (Ages 7-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989

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