Everyone knows and loves the story of the Three Little Pigs. This Cajun twist on the tale maintains the integrity of the original, while introducing a bit of Louisiana culture. Here the three pigs are kicked out of their mother’s house, and build new houses out of straw, sticks and bricks. Unlike the original tale, however, the bad guy is an alligator whose ultimate fate might be to become a part of a Cajun stew.
Like the original, this version is well suited to being told orally, with repetitive, rhyming phrases, and the zany plot moves quickly and holds readers’ interest. The illustrations are lively, visually appealing watercolors, filled with humor and emotion; it’s easy to see the frustration, glee, fear and satisfaction in all the characters. This is a clever alternative to the standard tale of the pigs.
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