With miniscule alterations (a ""bundle of sticks"" for ""furze,"" an ""and"" more or less), this is Joseph Jacobs' ""The...

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THREE LITTLE PIGS

With miniscule alterations (a ""bundle of sticks"" for ""furze,"" an ""and"" more or less), this is Joseph Jacobs' ""The Three Little Pigs""--which is just fine, but why say otherwise? What's not so fine is the pictorialization, in which big, flat, bright, poster-like images fill the white pages with little thought for the story's episodic structure, its pacing, or its dramatic values. Unto themselves, these bald, unmodulated images can hardly be called illustrations, and they haven't the energy of cartoons. Considering all the other renderings of the story around, this is really extraneous--less fun, actually, than hearing the unaccompanied words.

Pub Date: Feb. 18, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1980