The Three Little Superpigs

illus. by Claire Evans. 40p. Scholastic. Jul. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781338245455.
PreS-Gr 2—The three little superpigs are famous in Fairyland after capturing the Big Bad Wolf and sending him off to Happily Never After Prison. The ever-helpful pigs rebuild Fairyland out of bricks and take up a life fighting crime (we see Goldilocks in handcuffs). Meanwhile, the big bad wolf is plotting his escape—readers see him in prison reading "Bricklaying for Bad Guys." Full of rollicking, silly fun, the cartoon style artwork in highly saturated colors matches the feel of the text and adds a lot of humor: the endpapers are hot pink bricks. The whole book is so goofy that adults will just barely cringe at the last joke "pigs really can fly!"
VERDICT A good choice for any fractured fairy tale collection.

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