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Title: The Three Ninja Pigs
Author: Corey Rosen Schwartz
Illustrator: Dan Santat
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
"Once upon a dangerous time,
a wolf loved to huff and to puff.
He'd go around town
and blow houses down
till three little pigs cried, ENOUGH!"
Synopsis: The wolf is back on the prowl and the three little pigs better watch out! Houses are being blown down. The first little piggie decides to use aikido on the big bad wolf. The second little piggie tries some jujitsu. But only the third little piggie uses the true power of the martial arts to defeat that bag of hot air!
Why you should read it: I confess the fact Ms. Schwartz gave this classic tale a martial arts twist captured my attention at first, but it was the lyrical tone to the rhyming text which kept me eagerly turning the pages to see what happened next. Illustrations by the talented Dan Santat compliments this engaging tale. Kids of all ages will cheer these three little piggie heros as they karate chop their way to a wolf-free life!
Like-O-Meter Rating: 5 out of 5...Grab it!