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My Favorite Versions of the Three Little Pigs

I love teaching compare and contrast with different versions of the Three Little Pigs. And if you’re anything like me, you LOVE a good book list. So, I compiled a list of the top 10 versions of the Three Little Pigs! Plus, at the end of this post you can download the huge three little pigs book list that contains TWENTY different versions!

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5 Versions of The Three Little Pigs

  1. The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone

Because there are so many versions of the Three Little Pigs, this is the first one I read to my students. It’s the basic story and a great starting point. I’ve also used the version by James Marshall, too.

Image shows a book cover of The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone.
  1. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

This version is hilarious! In this version, the wolf tells his side of the story. He claims he had a cold and was framed. 

Image shows a book cover of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.
  1. The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

I love how this version has three wolves and the pig is the big bad character! Students will find that, just like in the standard version, the three wolves go out to make their homes. However, they’re very clever and make pretty impressive homes. You’ll love this one!

Image shows a book cover of The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas.
  1. The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague

This version is super cute. In it, the three pigs were paid for their work from a farmer and his wife, and they each used their money to set off on their own. However, they use the leftover money to buy things like soda pop and potato chips. In the end, the pigs and the wolf learn how to get along with each other! It’s a less dark version of the original version!

Image shows a book cover of The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague.
  1. No Lie, Pigs (and Their Houses) Can Fly! by Jessica Gunderson

This is another version where the Wolf tells his side of the story. In this hilarious version, the wolf claims he has uncontrollable breathing syndrome where he accidentally lets out big gusts of air. You’ve got to read this one!

Image shows a book cover of No Lie, Pigs (and their houses) Can Fly! by Jessica Gunderson.

5 Versions of the Three Little Pigs with Different Characters

  1. The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

The pigs in this version are hilarious! They learn everything from aikido to jujitsu to karate to help protect themselves from the wolf! 

Image shows a book cover of The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz.
  1. The Three Little Dinosaurs by Jim Harris

I love the twist on this version! Plus, the fact that the main characters are three dinosaurs is sure to be a hit. 

Image shows a book cover of The Three Little Dinosaurs by Jim Harris.
  1. The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara

As you might have guessed, this story takes place in outer space! This version is loosely tied to the Three Little Pigs, but it’s a version your students are sure to enjoy.

Image shows a book cover of The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara.
  1. The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist

If the saying, “Not by the skin of my finny fin fin” doesn’t make you giggle, I don’t know what will! These little fish build houses made of seaweed, sand, and one little fish finds a sunken ship for a home!

Image shows a book cover of The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist.
  1. The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell

In this picture book, the javelinas are the southwestern cousins of the three little pigs! This version takes place in the desert and will not disappoint!

Image shows a book cover of The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell.

Download the Entire Book List!

Grab this printable list of TWENTY different versions of the three little pigs! Maybe you can convince your principal to buy all these versions for you! At the very least, hopefully, you can find some at your local library, too. Just click below and leave your email to get the list in your inbox!

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