THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Steven Kellogg

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Age Range: 5 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Kellogg (I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago, 1996, etc.) puts a master's spin on another familiar tale. These three pigs can afford to build new houses with profits reaped from their mother's mobile waffle business, which they inherit when Serafina Sow retires to the Gulf of Pasta. Tempesto, the big bad wolf (sporting a leather jacket and engineer boots), doesn't care about waffles; he sees the pigs as ham, bacon, and sausage. After devastating their straw and wood homes, he creates a hot-air balloon out of a garbage bag to descend down the chimney of the brick house. Luckily, Serafina pulls herself out of retirement just in time to stick the waffle grill under the descending wolf's bottom--a ``wolffle.'' As usual, Kellogg's illustrations add to the story; intrepid readers will have fun finding art on the wall by Pablo Pigasso, perusing the long list of waffle flavors (among them, baloney and bubblegum), and giggling at the wolf's shirt, which sports slogans--at first, ``Say Yes to Thugs,'' and later, ``Thugs Need Hugs Too.'' A talent-strewn retelling that only enhances the original. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-688-08731-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1997




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