Sunday, June 6, 2010

Recommended for Kids (and Wolf Lovers!)

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury

I have been waiting to post this book ever since I found it. I don't know why it took me so long. It's a truly delightful switcheroo on the traditional tale; here the pig is the mean one and the wolves are the good guys. The second I discovered this book at work, I read it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love that the wolves are just minding their own business (like they do in real life, thankyouverymuch) when a big, mean ole pig comes along and messes things up. It's so cute! And yes, I admit, I'm a huge fan of wolves. I love them to pieces. So it really is nice seeing the wolves be the good guys for once instead of always trying to eat kids and pigs and the like. Honestly, my parents are still astonished I didn't go off into the woods to study wolves.

Whatever your take on wolves, pigs, and fairy tales, it's a cute story (a big huzzah for Trivizas!) and illustrations are just as adorable thanks to the popular Helen Oxenbury. A kids book you can't go wrong with.

Notes from the playlist: "Only A Dream" by Danny Elfman

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