Sweet Sanity: The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Wednesday, September 27, 2006.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad PigAuthor: Eugene Trivizas
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Published: 2003 Egmont Books
ISBN: 1405209453

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Every aspect of the traditional tale is reversed to its ridiculous extreme in this perfectly worded and illustrated retelling of “The Three Little Pigs”. I guess it could be seen as light and corny — and maybe this makes me light and corny — but I find this story to be meaningful, relevant and full of hope. After all, wasn’t Einstein’s definition of insanity repeating an action and expecting a different result?

A play based on this book is available for download on the Egmont website

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Comment by cloudscome

November 15, 2007 @ 6:42 am

My five year old saw this at his school book fair and has it on his “wish list”. I came online to look up the price so I could send in the right amount. I am so happy to find your podcast! You do a great job of describing the illustrations and the silliness, as well as the deeper implications of the story. I think this is a great story for the times, when security is one of our national obsessions. We need more of this kind of wolf among our children!

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