The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! - John A. Scieszka

Although the image provided is in another language, there is an English version of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! and it is absolutely awesome. It is the same great story that we all grew up hearing, but with a very clever twist. This version is told from the point of view of the big bad wolf. We, the readers, get to hop inside the head of one of the biggest, baddest story characters and find out what he believes about what really happened. Alexander T. Wolf, the big,bad wolf, believes he was framed! He claims to have had a terrible sneezing cold when he visited the three little pigs houses for some sugar. He didn't mean to blow the houses down. But, he did mean to eat them. I mean, can you blame a wolf? Find out when you take a closer look at this awesome book!


Use in the classroom: I would use this book during a lesson on point of view. I would have the students read both versions and have them figure out what point of view they were written in. Then I would have them determine which point of view they most agree with. I would have some fun 'craftivity" and creative writing assignment to go along with it!


Target grade level: 2nd or 3rd