The Three Ninja Pigs

The Three Ninja Pigs

Book - 2012
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In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs," Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day. Includes glossary of Japanese martial arts terms.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2012
ISBN: 9780399255144
Branch Call Number: PB
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan - Illustrator


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AL_ZOEY Aug 16, 2016

This is a great picture book that touts the importance of sticking up for yourself, and seeing goals to the end (even when the going gets tough). It also has that same great wit and fresh rhymes as Ninja Riding Hood, which I loved!

Mar 24, 2016

Well, I am sure that young readers would enjoy the illustrations and the ninja pig moves, but I won't be using it in my grade one classroom... a bit too sassy and the lesson is the bullies win?! Oh and they use the word "butt" as in "Stay out of my hut or I'll kick your big butt!" And once again, the girl pig makes the wolf and the boy pigs look wimpy and silly.

Sep 28, 2015

Everyone in my house loves Dan Santat’s illustration work. Combining it with Schwartz’s fresh spin on the Three Little Pigs comes out so well! The ending won’t be much of a surprise for adults, but I love the spotlight on a female ninja and the happy ending achieved through practice. (Remind me to whip this out next time my son slacks off in piano…) This book worked well even though my son wasn’t familiar with the Three Little Pigs fairy tale. Getting the cultural reference wasn’t necessary, because the strong storytelling and humor in this version stand completely on their own.

KCLS Ms. Rowena Oct 27, 2014

Pig one and two neglect their ninja training, but Pig Three takes her training seriously. She makes sure to teach the Big Bad Wolf a lesson about not being a bully.

cm510 Sep 14, 2014

I have so many favorites when it comes to picture books. This is another to add to my list.

Aug 08, 2014

I have a 5 y/o. We've read this book at least a dozen times and she never tires or the book. It's GOOD!!

CrystalCW Feb 25, 2014

We love this book! Great, valuable lessons and fun. Keeps the kids attention every time.

cperez0515 Aug 19, 2013

This book is fantastic! We loved it so much, we went out and brought a copy. Awesome story that teaches some valuable lessons.

forbesrachel Jan 10, 2013

Action pigs! Very cleverly written, and while it stresses the importance of practice it never fails to be funny. Included in the back is a glossary defining the Japanese terms used.

McIndoo Dec 05, 2012

Very cool fractured fairy tale: funny and clever too with great limericks! The three little pigs decide to do something before they get attacked by the wolf, but not all of them stick to the martial arts regiment. Only one of them practices enough to save the day! Great book on the subject of bullying too!


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