Language Arts Correlations Look Inside The three pig sisters set out to build a solid house that will keep them safe from the wolf who lives in the woods. As two sisters gather materials, they find tasty looking berries and eat them. They soon discover they are sleeping berries, placed by the big bad wolf. Luckily, the sisters are found before the wolf can harm them and they quickly build their house for protection. To get back at the wolf, the sisters make a pot of soup to lure the wolf. When the wolf arrives, they tie him up and ask him why he is so mean. After hearing that he only bothers them because he was hungry and he is too old to hunt for food, three pig sisters and wolf decide to make a farm on their land with fruits and vegetables to share. Social and emotional learning concepts include friendship, teamwork, and sharing. Book includes a note to caregivers and story coaching activities. A Readers Theater version is available online so that children can benefit from dramatic interpretation.
This is a retelling of the classic tale, with a twist. Three pig sisters are determined not to make the same mistakes of other pigs when they set off on their own. By working together, these little ladies build one strong house and are sure they can outsmart the big, bad wolf. After their sturdy house is built, they lure the wolf to the house by making a delicious soup. After capturing him, the sisters realize that the wolf is just old and hungry. Rather than getting rid of him, they decide to put him to work in the garden and to look after the chickens. They all live happily ever after. The brightly colored and charming illustrations follow this purposeful retelling. VERDICT Despite the didactic prose, this picture book is an appealing addition for lesson planning and sparking classroom discussion.
School Library Journal, May 2015