The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

About The Book

When it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves' increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves' housing crisis.
Eugene Trivizas's hilarious text and Helen Oxenbury's enchanting watercolors have made this delightfully skewed version of the traditional tale a contemporary classic.

About The Illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is the renowned illustrator of many classic picture books, including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. Ms. Oxenbury lives with her husband, illustrator John Burningham, in North London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (April 1, 1997)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689815287
  • Grades: 2 - 5
  • Ages: 7 - 10
  • Lexile ® 700L

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Awards and Honors

  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • Volunteer State Book Award (TN)

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