Friday, October 29, 2010

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

This is newly one of my favorite picture books. Not only a retelling of a classic tale, this is also a meta-fiction piece about stories and creativity. Honestly, I have never seen anything like this--although there are a few books that go for similar concepts, this one is so perfectly illustrated.

The pigs decide to escape their fate by escaping their story, and that is when the real adventure begins.

Weisner uses different illustration styles and even fonts to indicate the multi-storybook journey the pigs take in their attempt to alter their fates. Do they succeed? I can't give away the ending...

Whether you've got kids or just want to collect some picture books among your fairy tale collections, I highly recommend this one. It's unusual and fascinating.

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