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Cat Comes Too by Hazel Hutchins
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In Lucia's Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuk
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The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Mavor
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Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin
Sticks & Scones by Diane Mott Davidson
Stitch Head by Guy Bass
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
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The Three Pigs: 08/15/13

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The Three Pigs by David Wiesner takes the classic fairytale and spins it into a metafiction exploration of children's books.

The book starts ordinarily with the big bad wolf going after the first pig. He blows the house of straw down and the force of his breath pushes the pig right out of the panel!

One by one the pigs escape. They go between the book and into other books, some of which are classic nursery rhymes and some are Wiesner's books. As the pigs run between books how they are drawn changes to fit the new book.

The pig's quick feet, their self-awareness and genre savvy gives them the advantage. They are able to make friends, get back home and vanquish the wolf.

Fans of Weisner's books will like The Three Pigs. People expecting a straight up retelling of the story probably won't.

Five Stars

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