The Three Little Pigs

retold and illustrated by James Marshall

An old sow sends her piglets out to make their own way in the world and are challenged by a hungry wolf.

Amusing antics and droll conversation abound in this delightful retelling of a classic tale. For example, the first little pig asks a man for a lead of hay to build a house, only to be told, "That's not a good idea." The pig replies, "Mind your own business, thank you."  The three pigs still build their houses of straw, sticks, and bricks and are menaced by the wolf but humor is used to minimize more gruesome aspects of traditional versions.

The colorful cartoon illustrations in ink and watercolor make the story fresh and lively and clearly show the separate personalities and emotions of each of the three pigs.