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Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig

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The classic fight between pigs and wolves as you've never seen it before! A subversive and hilarious take on the well-loved fairy tale.


The three little wolves erect first a solid brick house. The big bad pig comes along and when huffing and puffing fails to work, he uses a sledgehammer to bring the house down. Next they build a home of concrete: The pig demolishes it with his pneumatic drill. The three little wolves choose an even stronger design next time round: They erect a house, made of steel, barbed wire, armor plates and video entry system, but the pig finds a way to demolish it too. It is only when the wolves construct a rather fragile house made of cherry blossoms, daffodils, pink roses, and marigolds that the pig has a change of heart . . .


A great read for children who enjoyed The Wolf's Story by Toby Forward. Kids aged 5 and up will enjoy this hilarious, subversive and brilliant read aloud picture book. Eugene Trivizas's text for The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig is perfectly complemented by Helen Oxenbury's watercolour illustrations.


Eugene Trivizas has written over 100 books and is the winner of more than twenty national and international prizes and awards. His work has been adapted for stage, screen and radio.


Helen Oxenbury's warm and witty illustrations have charmed children and adults alike for many years. Her version of Alice in Wonderland, published by Walker Books, won the 2001 Kate Greenaway Award, which she first won in 1969 for The Quangle Wangle's Hat. She has also won the Smarties Book Prize three times.

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2nd October '18
Blakeisherwood read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig 9781405275033
5 stars
Blake read this book at school and has talked about it non stop. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and would like to buy it to read at home also 
19th June '17
I read it to JessicaLee aged 4 aged 4
Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig 9781405275033
2 stars
I like funny books, and find that they seem to capture Jess's imagination, but I struggle with this one - I almost feel as though I'm not sure whether it's aimed at children or adults. 

There's lots of detail about the house building, so I spend most of the story trying to explain things I don't understand. 

The illustrations are well-drawn, but not particularly attractive, so in my mind they're not a redeeming feature. 

And a happy ending - but very silly.

I wanted to like it because I generally like the author, but I was disappointed. 
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About Eugene Trivizas

Eugene Trivizas has written over 100 books and is the winner of more than twenty national and international prizes and awards. His work has been adapted for stage, screen and radio.
Helen Oxenbury's warm and witty illustrations have charmed children and adults alike for many years. Her version of Alice in Wonderland, published by Walker Books, won the 2001 K...

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Helen Oxenbury is one of the world's most popular children's picture book illustrators. Her work includes the bestselling classic We're Going On A Bear Hunt and [url=https://...

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