cover image Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

John Wallner, Peter S. Seymour, Communications Intervisual. Viking Children's Books, $7.95 (12pp) ISBN 978-0-670-81707-8

These delightful new versions of the fairy tales follow the traditional story lines. In the first title, each of three pigs chooses to build his house out of different materialsstraw for one, wood for another and a third out of brick. Of course, the first two homes don't fare well when the wolf starts huffing and puffing, but the brick home survives, and the the pigs are victorious. In the second book, Beauty sleeps beneath entangled vines; she and the prince dance by the castle upon her awakening. Wallner creatively combines rebus puzzles with lift-up flaps and pop-up scenes and offers the reader an enchanting re-introduction to the tale. His spirited watercolors add zest and humor to both tales. Ages 3-8. (May)