Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

Glen Rounds, Author, Glen Rounds, Illustrator Holiday House $15.95 (1p) ISBN 978-0-8234-0923-5
This forceful presentation brings added pizzazz to an old favorite. In a style similar to that of Rounds's last two folk-inspired retellings ( I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly ; Old MacDonald Had a Farm ), his vigorous artwork--a mix of broad black outlines and strongly textured pastels against abundant white space--gives the animal cast a winning immediacy. (Since the characters are not anthropomorphized, however, this realistic wolf may alarm little ones--the entire tale, in fact, is somewhat more frightening in Rounds's version.) The language is spare and direct; the textual mix of small and large typefaces adds to the striking visuals. This energetic interpretation may well win new fans for this talented artist and storyteller. Ages 3-8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/02/1992
Release date: 03/01/1992
Genre: Children's
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