We checked this book out from the library a few weeks ago and I just had to share about it. I loved this book and so did the kids. Sophie is a huge fan of the Three Little Pigs so knowing the original story so well really made this book a hit.
This is the story of the Three Little Pigs gone wrong. It begins as usual with the pigs building their houses of straw, sticks and bricks but then enters "The Illustrator" or otherwise known as the Voice. Well the three little pigs then started having a bad day.The illustrator was not real careful or prepared. He spills his drink wiping out the first little pigs house. And with more hilarious problems along with way he ends up running out of red paint. This caused the pigs to become rather upset so he tried different colors on them which really upset them. Then he ends up changing the characters altogether to Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Whatley did a great job of communicating the importance of the illustrator to a story. I have always told my kids the author and illustrator of the books we read and they do understand that the author writes the words to the story and the illustrator draws the pictures, BUT this book just solidified that concept for them. I have read many great stories with the kids but this one just stuck out as such a great learning tool that I felt I needed to share it. I hope if you read it to your kids they enjoy it as much as we did.