This book won the Caldecott Medal in 2002 and was author/illustrator David Wiesner's second Caldecott Award.
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David Wiesner, author / illustrator of The Three Pigs, won his second Caldecott Medal in 2002.

Wiesner was born on February 5, 1956 in Bridgewater, New Jersey and now lives with his family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Click here to learn more about Wiesner.

Find out more about David Wiesner at TeachingBooks.net.  Great interview with the author in video format.
Read The Three Pigs by David Wiesner and then read other versions of The Three Little Pigs. Discuss with students the likenesses and differences in these versions. Some possibilities are listed below.
  • Three Little Pigs by Jean Claverie
  • The Three Little Cajun Pigs by Berthe Amoss
  • 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf by Glen Rounds
  • The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Powell
  • The Fourth Little Pig by Teresa Celsi
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka
  • The 3 Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Tirvizas
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner...What a wonderful imagination! Makes us wonder why we didn't think of it, doesn't it? And what a terrific springboard for writing! Your students could fill in many of the stories which the pigs might visit, along with what might happen to them there, what new characters they might pick up to take back home, etc. They might come up with other ways for the pigs to travel besides the paper airplane. They might come up with conversation for the flying pages where there is no conversation.
Use Kidspiration to do a Story Map of your favorite version of the Three Pigs. Click here to download this Kidspiration template.

When the Three Pigs escaped from the pages of their story, they rescued the "cat and fiddle" and a dragon. Students should write a story about other folktale and fairytale characters that could be rescued by the Three Pigs. Click here to download the Microsoft Word document template for the creative writing exercise - OR- have students do this assignment in Storybook Weaver.
Three Pigs Houses and Snacks - Make the three houses with graham crackers and peanut butter - use crushed shredded wheat, pretzel sticks, and red fruit rollups cut into brick shapes. For Snacks have "pigs-in-a-blanket and pork rinds.
Compare and Contrast The Three Pigs by David Weisner and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka using a Double Bubble Map in Thinking Maps. Click to download and save the Thinking Maps template and then open the file in the new Thinking Maps 2.0 software.

Below you will find activities and links to add to your
Three Pigs
Literature Pocket
Pig Masks at Enchanted Learning - Students should print, color and decorate the pig masks to wear as they present their story from above to their classmates.
Three Little Pigs Sing Along - Students should print the words from this site and learn the song to sing along with the Karaoke music of "This Old Man." Students should make "Pig Noses" to wear when they sing this song. Cut out sections of a pink egg carton and poke holes on each side to tie elastic string. Use Sharpies to draw on the pig nostrils.
Three Little Pigs Activity Cards - Students should print and cut out the activity cards then put them in the correct sequence as they retell the story.Three Little Javelina's Activity Cards - Do the same thing but with Three Little Javelina story.
The Wolf's Side of the Story - Students should read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs as told by A.Wolf by Jon Sciezka. In Storybook Weaver, write your own version of what REALLY happened, then illustrate and publish.
How to Cartoon a Pig - Students should use this site for step-by-step directions for drawing a cartoon pig.
Pig Shape Book - Students should print and complete the ShapeBook to put in their Literature Pocket.
BackPack Kit Links for Pigs Comparing and Contrasting Stories
Comparing Tales Through Performance The Costs and Benefits of the 3 Little Pigs
Critical Literacy: Point of View Deeper Reading Response: A Template for Teachers
Enchanted Learning - Pig Paperbag Puppet Enchanted Learning - Pig Printout and information
Folktale Frenzy: WebQuest Writing Folktale Unit: the True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Fractured Fairy Tales and Fables
Design Exploration: Three Little Pigs Literature Learning Ladder - The Three Pigs
Materials and Manufacturing and Recycling Pig Mania - A Pig Theme Unit
 Pigs at Enchanted Learning Pig Hotlist - Jerri's Curriculum Hotlist
Pig Jigsaw Puzzle Pig Theme
Pigging Out Pigs Etc. graphics
A "Tail" to Tell A Tale of Two Stories
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Pigs - Ideas Three Little Pigs Word Problems
The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf - a Lesson in Stereotyping The Three Little Pigs in Earthquake Land
Three Little Pigs Coloring Sheets Three Little Pigs on the Web
Three Little Pigs on the Web Three Little Pigs for a Month...You Bet!! - Unit Plan
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf and The Three Pigs Lesson Plan
True Story of the Three Little Pigs Readers Theater Script The World of Pigs WebQuest
This page was last updated on Sunday, December 30, 2007.