I don’t know about you but I’ve found reading childhood fairy tales to my children somewhat traumatizing. There are some mean dudes in those stories. Thank heavens for the whimsical and entertaining Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague (published by Scholastic Canada).
There are times when reading a story I can see the train coming. I know where the story is going; I know the million questions that will follow (only some of which I’ll actually want to answer); I don’t know what to do….that train is going to hit and it isn’t going to be pretty. Fortunately Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf manages to get across the morals – work hard, don’t take the easy route, be responsible for yourself, avoid gluttony – without any piggies being gobbled up.
Much humour is found in the tale and delightful illustrations captivate the non-readers in our family. Our 2 & 4 year old boys argue over whose room this book gets to “sleep in”; it is guaranteed to be a part of the nightly story-time selections at least 3 times each week. Thumbs up for Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague; your kids will enjoy it and you won’t be left explaining why wolves eat pigs.