The Three Little Pigs Count to 100 by Grace Maccarone

the three little pigs

The well-known fable of the Three Little Pigs gets a makeover in this efficient counting guide for beginning readers. The first little pig uses 5 bundles of straw to build a house in the shape of a cylinder, but the wolf blows it down. Using 6 big sticks and sheets to build a cone-shaped house, the second little pig is also unsuccessful at keeping the wolf at bay. Finally, the third little pig smartly gathers 100 strong bricks to build a cube-shaped house. Guess which piggy’s house finally withstands the big bad wolf’s blows?

My Review:
What could be better than combining the Three Little Pigs with the 100th Day of School? My students really enjoy the story of the Three Little Pigs I think we have read almost every version that there is. When I saw that there was a story that revolved around counting to 100, I knew I had to get it! It is a perfect combination of shapes, numbers, and fairy tales. I loved that the pigs made their houses into the shapes of a cylinder, a triangle, and a cube. It allowed me to discuss the concept of 3D shapes with my students. I loved that the pigs meet up with several other fairytale characters like Little Bo Peep, Humpty Dumpty, and the Gingerbread Man. Finally, The way the author groups numbers to reach one hundred is well done. The illustrations are fun and engaging. I highly recommend this story for any 100th Day of School.

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