The Three Pigs

The Three Pigs is a very creative take on the classic :The three little pigs” story, beginning with the same story line, with an exhilarating series of events that lead the little pigs to another realm where imagination and curiosity are explored. Beautifully illustrated, this book is a visual narrative that accompanies the text.

Weisner, D. (2001). The Three Pigs. NY: Clarion.

Evaluative Criteria: Illustrations

  • This twist to the classic story is a combination of illustrative techniques. The pictures are coherent with how the narrative is told. The beginning illustrations are true to the original, just as the text is, but as it begins to take on it’s own unique form, the pictures also start to develop into rich quality. As the pigs are blown out of their story, they, along with other objects and characters, become more defined and detailed. This helps establish and overall mood; the text becomes bold and full of life, as do the illustrations. Both evolve together, which set a pace for the reader.
  • The illustrations in this picture book use every element of art from beginning to end.

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