A funny little tale with lots of characters and twists and jokes involving fairy tales. You need to know a few to get the most out of this book. A little pig gets wind of the wolf’s dastardly plan to capture Gran after he made it very clear to said wolf that he won’t be huffing and puffing and blowing his house down. So he is a brave little chap who has some brains and wants to protect Gran. You might recognise him from another fairy tale?
He goes through town trying to purchase various items he feels would be best to repel the wolf. The illustrations give the readers lots to look at-especially some of the shop names, it will make grown-ups laugh too. There is a bit of a problem as when he amasses these items he actually begins to look very much like….well I’ll leave it to you to guess. When the wolf comes across him he mistakes him for somebody else but that somebody else saves the day but you’ll have to wait to meet them when you read the book.
There is an appropriate ending for intercepting the wolf which, again, contains lots of humour. There are some great alternative Three Little Pigs and Red Riding Hood stories but this one is up with the best of them and would be a funny one to share with not only 5 – 8 but older children too as they would see the more subtle humour in the language and the details in the illustrations.