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Three Little Pigs Variants

TRADITIONAL VERSIONS

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J398 Brenner, Barbara Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs 1972
J398 Galdone, Paul The Three Little Pigs 1970
J398 Peppé, Rodney Three Little Pigs 1979
J398 Pritzen, Barbara The Three Little Pigs 1973
J398 Rutherford, Bonnie Three Little Pigs 1959
J398.24 Benjamin, Alan The Three Little Pigs 1988
J398.24 Bishop, Gavin The Three Little Pigs 1989
J398.24 Marshall, James The Three Little Pigs 1989
J398.24 Moser, Barry The Three Little Pigs 2001
J398.24 ROSS Ross, Elizabeth The Three Little Pigs 1973
J398.24 Zemach, Margot The Three Little Pigs: An Old Story 1988
J791.5 Butterfield, Moira Puppet Play: The Three Little Pigs 1998
JE BEREN Berenstain, Stan The Berenstain Bears' Big Bedtime Book 2008
JE JERRA Jerrard, Jane The Three Little Pigs 1999
JE SALZM Salzman, Yuri The Three Little Pigs 1988
JER Hillert, Margaret The Three Little Pigs 2007
JER Miles, Betty The Three Little Pigs 1998
JER Ziefert, Harriet The Three Little Pigs 1995
F JE TROIS Les Trois Petits Cochons 2006
S JE ESCAR Escardo i Bas, Merce The Three Little Pigs / Los tres cerditos 2006

HUMOROUS VERSIONS AND RETELLINGS

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J MAGUI Maguire, Gregory Leaping Beauty and Other Animal Fairy Tales
Includes "The Three Little Penguins and the Big Bad Walrus", found on p. 127.
2004
J398.2 ALLEY Alley, Zoe There's a Wolf at the Door
As his plans are spoiled over and over again, the wolf keeps trying to find his dinner, in this retelling of five well-known stories and fables.
2008
J398.2 Ross, Tony The Three Pigs
1983
J398.2 Vozar, David Yo, Hungry Wolf!: A Nursery Rap
A retelling in rap verse of "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
1993
J398.24 ARTEL Artell, Mike Three Little Cajun Pigs
In this rhyming version of the familiar folktale, a big bad gator comes after the three pig brothers, Ulysse, Thibodeaux, and Trosclair, in the Louisiana bayou.
2006
J398.24 Collins, Sheila Hebert Les Trois Cochons
Piglet brothers 'Ti Joe, 'Ti Claude, and 'Ti Frere have reached the age when Mamere Cochon must send them out into the world to seek their fortunes. As they venture out on their own, they must each find, or build, their own homes.
1999
J398.24 Hooks, William H. The Three Little Pigs and the Fox
In this Appalachian version of the classic tale, Hamlet, the youngest pig, rescues her two greedy brothers from the clutches of the "mean, tricky old drooly-mouth fox."
1989
J398.24 Kellogg, Steven The Three Little Pigs
Life is pretty sweet for the three little pigs...until a hungry wolf named Tempesto shows up one morning. Percy, Pete, and Prudence refuse to let themselves become breakfast without a fight -- but can anything save the plucky pigs?
1997
J398.24 Trivizas, Eugene The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.
1993
J398.24 Wiesner, David The Three Pigs
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.
2001
JE Ada, Alma Flor With Love, Little Red Hen
Little Red Hen and her seven chicks just moved to Hidden Forest, and find their new neighbors aren't very neighborly when they refuse to help them plant corn. She's also on guard against two wolves who are happy to see them but for different reasons...
2001
JE Ada, Alma Flor Yours Truly, Goldilocks
Everyone's been invited to the Three Little Pigs' housewarming party. Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood have already marked it on their calendars. Unfortunately, so have the Wolves -- the Big Bad kind who forced the Pigs to build their house of bricks.
1998
JE Allen, Jonathan Who's at the Door?
Determined to have the three little pigs for his dinner, the wolf tries all sorts of disguises to get into their house.
1992
JE Asch, Frank Ziggy Piggy and The Three Little Pigs
In this funny take on the classic tale, a laid-back but resourceful fourth pig saves the day for his three brothers.
1998
JE BRETT Brett, Jan The 3 Little Dassies
In this adaptation of the traditional folktale, three little dassies (also called rock hyraxes) build their houses in the Namib Desert of Southern Africa, hoping for protection from the eagle that lives atop a nearby mountain.
2010
JE Celsi, Teresa Noel The Fourth Little Pig
The sister of the Three Little Pigs comes to visit and tries to persuade her brothers, who have been hermits since an episode with a wolf, to overcome their fears and go outside.
1990
JE Cresp, Gael The Tale of Gilbert Alexander Pig
Based on the traditional tale of "The Three Little Pigs" and inspired by the legendary career of Texan jazz trumpet player, Gil Askey, this fairy tale is a highly entertaining story of courage, conflict resolution, and the power of music.
1999
JE DELES Delessert, Etienne Big and Bad
A wolf, Big and Bad, is on the loose, bounding across the hills and gobbling up every creature in his path. As he grows taller than the midnight moon, the other animals begin to worry that soon the planet will be too small for his increasing appetite.
2008
JE GEIST Geist, Ken The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
In this spoof of The three little pigs, Mama tells her three little fish that it's time to seek their fortunes.
2007
JE GORDO Gordon, David The Three Little Rigs
"Little rig, little rig, let me come in!" "Not by the chrome on my chinny chin chin." "Then I'll crash and I'll bash and I'll smash your house in."
2005
JE GUARN Guarnaccia, Steven The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale
Three little pigs, inspired by the architecture of Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright, build artistic houses to keep away the big, bad wolf.
2010
JE KIMME Kimmel, Eric The Three Little Tamales
In this variation of "The Three Little Pigs" set in the Southwest, three little tamales escape from a restaurant before they can be eaten, and set up homes in the prairie, cornfield, and desert.
2009
JE KULKA Kulka, Joe Wolf's Coming!
2007
JE LAIRD Laird, Donivee Martin The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magic Shark
Three little pigs who have built their houses of pili grass, driftwood, and lava rock are threatened by a very angry shark in diguise.
1981
JE Lowell, Susan The Three Little Javelinas
Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, but now you're going to meet the three little javelinas--lovable, wild, southwestern cousins of pigs--as they try to outsmart the coyote who had hoped to eat them with red chile sauce.
1992
JE PICHO Pichon, Liz The Three Horrid Little Pigs
2008
JE Santore, Charles Three Hungry Pigs and the Wolf Who Came to Dinner
The life of a truffle-hunting pig is not easy! Unearthing delicious truffles all day without eating any is too hard for Bianca. After her very first bite, she and her piglets are banished to the forest where they meet up with a wolf.
2005
JE Scieszka, Jon The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
A spoof on the three little pigs story, this time told from the wolf's point of view.
1989
JE SIERR Sierra, Judy Tell the Truth, B. B. Wolf
When Big Bad Wolf, who now lives at the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to tell his story at the library, he faces the truth about what he did to the three little pigs and decides to make amends.
2010
JE Sommer, Carl Three Little Pigs
Three little pigs leave home to seek their fortunes and have to deal with a threatening wolf.
2000
JE Whatley, Bruce Wait! No Paint!
The three little pigs are in their usual trouble with the big bad wolf, until a mysterious Voice gets involved and mixes things up.
2001
JER RICHA Richards, Melinda Wonder Pets: Save the Three Little Pigs!
"The Three Little Pigs are in trouble! Can the Wonder Pets save them?"--back cover.
2009
JER Wheeler, Lisa New Pig in Town
Chip is the new pig in class and he notices that Fitch is the only wolf in class. Is Fitch a bad wolf, a werewolf, or just a lone wolf?
2003
S J398.2 Salinas-Norman, Bobbi The Three Pigs: Nacho, Tito and Miguel=Los tres cerdos
This retold, non-violent version of The Three Pigs takes place in the Southwest. Miguel, the cleverest of the pigs, sees through the wolf's artificially sugared tricks, and ultimately destroys the wolf's power to deceive others.
1998
S JE Lowell, Susan Los tres pequeños jabalíes
Meet the three little javelinas--lovable, wild, southwestern cousins of pigs--as they try to outsmart the coyote who had hoped to eat them with red chile sauce. Spanish/English bilingual edition.
1996

BOOKS WHICH CONTAIN VARIANTS OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS STORY

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BOARDBK GOLDM Goldman, Leslie Dora's Three Little Fairy Tales
Dora invites young readers into the magical world of fairy tales. Included are Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Lucky Table, and The Three Little Pigs.
2005
J011.62 BOMHO Bomhold, Catharine Twice Upon A Time : A Guide to Fractured, Altered, and Retold Folk and Fairy Tales
2008
J398.2 AMERY Amery, Heather The Usborne Book of Fairy Tales
A collection of six illustrated tales, each with a little yellow duck hidden in the story.
2004
J398.2 Voake, Charlotte The Three Little Pigs and Other Favorite Nursery Stories
Also includes "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "Henny Penny", "Little Red Riding Hood", Mr. Vinegar", and "Lazy Jack". Full color.
1992
JE MILLE Miller, Edward Three Tales Retold and Illustrated: The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks & the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff
2007

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