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The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

13586798Three Ninja Pigs
Corey Rosen Schwartz
Illustrated by Dan Santat
2012 G. P. Putnam’s Sons
ISBN – 9780399255144
Genre – Picture Book
Age – Preschool
4 Stars


Based on of the original story of The Three Little Pigs, but with a twist. Each little pig decides to take some martial arts classes in order to defend themselves against the big bad wolf. The first pig takes just two weeks of classes and cannot defend himself, the second pig takes a little bit more classes, but still not enough to defend himself. The third pig masters the art of karate, and is fully prepared to take on the wolf!

This is a great rendition of the Three Little Pigs. Ninjas are quite the popular subject these days with little kids. I particularly like the fact that it teaches the reader that we must be persistent in our goals and not give up so easily. I also like the fact that the pig that is able to take on the wolf is a girl pig! On another positive not the pictures are awesome, combining the original images with Japanese touches.



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