Thursday, April 16, 2009

Literacy Thursday: Little Pigs

**Welcome to Literacy Thursdays. This post is designed to highlight some of our favorite books in hopes that you will blog about yours. We are always looking for new books to discover. Literacy is so important and even at the youngest of ages is crucial to development. If you don't have children of your own volunteer at a school, read to a neighborhood child, but get involved. It's a great way to share quality time with the youngest of our society.

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Today I thought I'd highlight a fairy tale we all know and love--"The Three Little Pigs". It has been told several different ways and want to share a few with you.

My personal favorite is "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by A. Wolf," as told by Jon Scieszka. This is a great story to teach point of view as the whole story is told by the wolf, stating that the real story was all about a cup of sugar and a sneeze. Poor wolf.

"Wait! No Paint!" by Bruce Whatley is Cavett's favorite of the day. This one plays with the illustrator thoughout the story and the pigs get just a little bit frustrated with him when he runs out of paint. Strangly enough, we hadn't read the book in about 3 months (we checked it out from the library) and Cavett remembered the exact title and who the "Voice" was in the story and what that "voice's" job was in the book. Sponge, he is.

Another good one that Nana introduced to Cavett this past summer was "Pig, Pigger, and Piggest," by Rick Walton. I'm sure you can figure out what that one teaches. This one is reinvented and lacks straw, wood, or brick, boiled wolves and adds some witches. Go figure?

Do you have a favorite version of the Pig Story?

1 comment:

Chris said...

do you still have literacy thursday?