The Books

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

by Eugene Trivizas
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

One Potato Review

This looks like an entirely predictable reversal of fortunes until the big bad pig actually breaks out a sledgehammer. Things really get edgy when his industrious little punching bags build a maximum security fortress for themselves – with padlocks, armor plates and barb wire – and the pig responds with some dynamite, yet it’s all of this slapstick which finally amounts to a reconciliation you can actually laugh about afterward. If you’re looking for a message here, you can probably find it, though you would arguably profit from nothing more illuminating than the memory of that pig dancing the tarantella among the roses.