The Three Little Pigs by Steven Kellogg

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Stars: ***1/2

This book was read for the Celebrate the Author challenge for October.

This is the story of the Three Little Pigs but it’s when they get into the waffle making business.

Summary: Life is pretty sweet for the three little pigs. Their family business is famous for its delicious waffles, and they all live very comfortably in their own homes:Percy in his straw bungalow, Pete in his log cabin and Prudence in her brick cottage. Life is sweet, that is, until a wolf named Tempesto shows up one morning, hungry for more than waffles. Percy, Pete and Prudence refuse to let themselves become breakfast without a fight – but can anything save these three little pigs once Tempesto starts huffing and puffing?

This story is funny and Steven Kellogg’s illustrations are just as entertaining as normal. If you don’t know, he often hides funny pictures and words in his drawings. For example in the illustration to the page where the pigs are in school and doing well, their are pigs doing a play and one is holding a paper saying “Hamlet and La Toasta. An opera by Porcini” and around the classroom are a bunch of pieces of student artwork that have these labels: “A pilgrim, we are studying the pilgrims, another one, a pilgrim at his computer.”

Unlike his other books, this one does not have speech bubbles which I normally don’t like about his books. This is a really cute story for ages 6 and up, when they would understand the humour.

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