Saturday, January 5, 2013

Picture Book Review: The Three Ninja Pigs

The Three Ninja Pigs

The Three Ninja Pigs
Written by:  Rosen Schwartz
Illustrated by:  Dan Santa
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012

* I am a big fan of fractured fairy tales and we have read many as a family.  I think this one is one of my favorites!  This story told in rhyme, is a take on The Three Little Pigs with a martial arts theme.  My family could relate to this book since both my husband and kids are all taking tae kwon do.  In this book the reader is introduced to aikido, jujitsu, and karate, since each pig chooses a different discipline to study at the Ninja school, after being bullied by the wolf.  The pigs (and reader) learns that takes time and practice to master.  I liked how the third pig demonstrated to the pig what she could do with some bricks, rather than actually hurt the pig.  That alone was enough to scare him off.  The pig related puns were humorous and the illustrations were colorful and engaging.  This was an enjoyable read that we all enjoyed!

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!

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  1. Like the review, Nancy! Visiting from KidLit Blog Hop :)

  2. This book looks hilarious! I am also a fan of fractured fairy tales and I will definitely look for this at my library.
    Thanks for linking up to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  3. That is such a fabulous picture book. I love how each of the three pigs got trained in a different martial art. I too (along with my kids) enjoy fractured fairy tales - the possibilities are endless, aren't they? Some authors get so creative and they make it so much more interesting and fresh for the grown-ups who have to read these stories again and again. Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Great to see you there once again. :D