The Three Little Pigs : An Architectural Tale, Hardback Book

The Three Little Pigs : An Architectural Tale Hardback

4.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


In this quirky re-telling, the homes of the three pigs are signature homes of three famous architects (made out of scraps, glass and stone & concrete) and the interiors are furnished by the architects and their contemporaries.

Of course, not all the houses are going to protect the pigs from the wolf's huffing and puffing.

But when one of the houses holds up, it's the wolf who's in for a surprise ending.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 32 pages of full-colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780810989412



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I thought that the concept for this book was particularly impressive - what a great idea! I really liked the drawings of the houses, but I really wish that the author would have incorporated the architecture even more. It would have been nice if he had been a bit more obvious or explicit with this component. However, I still think it's a fun idea and a creative twist on a classic tale.

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I liked this version of this story. The first reason I liked this book is because of the way the wolf was portrayed in the illustrations. He was illustrated to be less scary and to look more like a trouble maker. For example he wore black boots, black leather jacket, jeans, and black sunglasses. Another reason I liked this story is because the plot was easy to follow. The pigs were sent to be on their own, they each had to build a house, the wolf could blow down the first two houses, and he was not able to knock the third house down. This story is just a fun story to read. There really isn't a main idea.

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This book made me laugh! There are so many versions of this fairy tale and this is one of my favorites. This book was so creative and funny. The pigs were portrayed as these smart architects but, of course the third pig was the smartest, as always. I really liked how this book took a different take on the fairy tale that was somewhat outside of the box. The pigs were modern day pigs with modern day building ideas and the wolf was this big bad guy who almost looked like a character from the movie "Grease". The illustrations were colorful and humorous. Great book.

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This is a picture book about the story of the three little pigs, but illustrated a little differently. The main point about this book is being responsible. For the most part, I liked this book. One thing that I liked about this book was the illustrations. Each pig was dressed in clothes that resembled those of a famous architect. I also liked how the illustrations of their houses matched the style of the architect each of them was portraying. A second thing I really liked about this book was the end pages. The end pages were blue and they had white sketches, to mimic architectural blueprints, of famous and really cool inventions. Each invention had the inventor’s name and the year of creation listed underneath of it. A third thing I really liked about this book was that it included the part about the wolf and the pigs going to the market. The version my mom used to read to me when I was little included the part about the wolf's trying to trick the pigs at the market and the pigs' outsmarting him, but I find that a lot of other versions do not include that part. They only include the part about the wolf's blowing down the houses. Even though I liked the story, I do wish that architecture played a more prominent role in the story. I thought the story would talk a little about architecture when the pigs were building their houses. The words were almost verbatim to what I think is one of the older versions of The Three Little Pigs. The architecture was included in the illustrations and the markets’ names, but I wish there would have been more about it included in the text of the story.

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