Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Practice makes perfect in this kick-butt fractured fairy tale.

Why does this wolf think he can come to town and blow all the houses down? These three little pigs just aren't going to take it from that bully anymore! The first starts aikido lessons---he'll make mincemeat out of that wolf! His brother learns a little jujitsu--he'll chop that guy to pieces!

But when the wolf actually appears, it turs out these two pigs aren't quite ready after all. Good thing their sister has been training every day to master some serious karate moves that save the day. KIYA!

Corey Rosen Schwartz serves up a fun combination of smart-aleck dialogue and tongue-in-cheek rhymes that'll have kids howling, and rising star Dan Santat's spunky illustrations are sure to pack a punch!

My Thoughts:
The Three Ninja Pigs is a cute fairy tale retelling of The Three Pigs. The three pigs are getting tired of being bullied by the wolf. They decide to take a stand and fight back. 

The Three Ninja Pigs teaches an important lesson to children. Never give up. The first two pigs give up in their training. The third pig persevered and finished her training. When the wolf comes to attack, the first two pigs aren't prepared. They need their sister to protect them. Because the sister finished her training, she was able to scare the wolf away without battling him. Another lesson the book teaches is to always be prepared. The third pig was prepared for the wolf. The other two were not.

I think children will like this book. It has a lot of action to keep kids interested, yet teaches a valuable lesson at the same time. I recommend this book to children, especially boys, four and older.

I give The Three Ninja Pigs: 5/5.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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