I am taking time out between punches and kicks
for my favorite time of the week.
I bought a new book and
knew you’d want a look
So I’m happy to give you a peek.
The Three Ninja Pigs
Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Illustrated by Dan Santat
G. P. Putnam’s Sons 2012
Theme: Fractured Fairy Tale
Synopsis: (From Corey Rosen Schwartz’s website) When the big bad wolf threatens their village, three pigs sign up for different martial arts lessons to prepare to take him down. Pig One and Pig Two don’t stick with their training, though, and are no match for their foe. But after practice and dedication, Pig Three becomes great at karate (including perfecting the perfect pork chop!) and saves the day.
Opening: Once upon a dangerous time,
a wolf loved to huff and to puff.
He’d go around town
and blow houses down
till three little pigs cried,
We’ve got to get rid of that bully!”
“We’re tired of letting him rule.”
“We must put an end
to this terrible trend.”
“Let’s train at that new
Why I Like This Book: If you read my reviews, you know I love rhyming picture books. This is perfect rhyme! Spectacular rhythm and meter. Corey Rosen Schwartz has taken a familiar tale and made it new in the cleverest of ways. It’s full of humor and action which will make it a favorite among children. Dan Santat’s illustrations will blow your house down! Just awesome!
Susanna Leonard Hill features Perfect Picture Book Friday on her blog. This is a wonderful resource if you are wondering what books to give as gifts, needing material for a lesson, or just looking for a great book to read. Here is a list of books by category. Each book listed has a link to a review, information about that book, and resources for activities. There is also an alphabetical list.