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

Chapters.ca Amazon.com

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

1 Comment »

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!

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.