The Three Little Superpigs: Trick or Treat?

Scholastic. Jul. 2021. 40p. pap. $5.99. ISBN 9781338770636.
PreS-K–The latest story about the three Superpigs finds them on a mission to save Fairyland’s Halloween candy from the greedy Wicked Witch, only to have an unexpected encounter with the meddlesome Big Bad Wolf. With reimagined bits of “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Three Little Pigs,” and even “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” this story follows a simple if slightly crowded sequence, from the Superpigs’ uncertainty about the right costumes to the Wicked Witch’s trail of sweets to the pigs’ subsequent capture by the Big Bad Wolf in a candied house. The happy resolution is sure to please the intended audience. Richly colored, digitally illustrated layouts offer close-ups of the roly-poly main characters. Crisp with smooth gradations, Evans’s vividly saturated colors will tempt readers to follow the clumsy yet earnest three little heroes as they once again meet their nemesis.
VERDICT This fairy tale mash-up adventure with a Halloween twist will make a great addition to festive read-alouds and plot sequence lessons.–Rachel Mulligan, Westampton, NJ

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