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this weeks library book

A clever retelling of a classic tale is very common in kids books these days, but I think Jon Scieszka helped start the trend when he wrote The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (published back in 1989). This book explains how the wolf had a cold, and was just out trying to borrow some sugar to make a cake for his dear old granny (his neighbors just happened to be pigs). Lane Smith's illustrations are a delight.

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I love this book!

10.18.2008 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

hey! i remember that book! from way back in 1989 when i first read it! it's definitely one of those books i made a mental note of wanting to read to my kids someday.

10.19.2008 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Oh I remember this from when I was little & I actually just saw a copy of it at one of my local used bookstores. I need to go back and get it!

10.19.2008 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree Fawn

This is one of my favorite book. I used to make my brothers choose it as the bedtime book, and I would read it over and over to the kids I babysat. Love love love.

10.20.2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

This was one of my favorites when I was growing up!!

10.20.2008 | Unregistered Commenterporter

i love this book - it was one of my favorites to read to my students when i was teaching!


10.20.2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen

That was one of my little brothers favorite books when he was little! So cute!

This one IS a classic! I'm one of those grown-ups who loves kids books even more than I love adult books, and this one is for sure on my 'best of' list. I love it when authors treat children like the clever, funny, thoughtful little beings that they are.

'Stinky Cheese Man' by the same team is also fabulous!

10.21.2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe City Sage

I really like this book, it's great for telling another point of view.

10.21.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

One of our faves around here has always been "The Stinky Cheese Man'... inspired reading.

10.23.2008 | Unregistered CommenterSasha

As a children's librarian I appreciate your choice! Try "Stanley Mows the Lawn"...Kids love it to an almost cultish degree and the art is gorgeous! Don't miss it!!

10.30.2008 | Unregistered Commenterchrisitne

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