Looking for Three Little Pigs books for your fairy tale theme? You’re in the right place! Some people may think fairy tales are old-fashioned, but that’s not the case at all. Stories like The Three Little Pigs are filled with rich language and literacy experiences that have loads of educational value.
Three Little Pig Books for Preschool
Reading multiple versions of the same story has many educational benefits for young children. You can easily compare and contrast the original story with each different version with your students. Fairy tales are also great ways to introduce story concepts like beginning, middle, and end, characters and setting.
After reading multiple versions of The Three Little Pigs for an entire week, you can invite your students to graph their favorite version of the story.
For a culminating activity, invite your little learners to act out the story. They will have a blast taking turns playing different parts while you narrate. The other students can act as the audience. Be sure to allow plenty of time so all your students will get a turn to act out the story.
Huff and Puff, by Claudia Rueda
This interactive retelling of the Three Little Pigs story allows the reader to play the part of the big bad wolf. Three interior die-cut holes invite kids to huff, puff, and blow the pigs’ houses down! The kind, surprise ending is also a delightful addition to an engaging story.
The Three Little Pigs, by Steven Kellogg
A retelling of the classic folktale. The pigs have a waffle business. Tempesto, the meanest wolf on the block, shows up to cause some trouble.
The Three Horrid Little Pigs, by Liz Pichon
In this version of the story, the pigs are mean and the wolf tries to be very helpful. The pigs learn not to be so bad.
The Three Little Tamales, by Eric A. Kimmel
In this version, three tamales run away because they do not want to be eaten. Each tamale builds a house and faces Senior Lobo. Spanish vocabulary and the Texas/southwest locale make this a fun adaptation.
The Three Ninja Pigs, by Corey Rosen Schwartz
The three pigs study various martial arts to face off with the wolf.
The Three Little Pigs And The Somewhat Bad Wolf, by Mark Teague
A fun version in which the wolf is not so much bad as really hungry. (Maybe hangry?)
The Three Little Pig Books for Preschoolers
The Three Pigs, by David Wiesner
This tale of the three pigs starts out as the traditional story. But then the wolf blows the first pig out of the story! The pigs take an unusual journey but end up back home…with new friends.
The 3 Little Dassies, by Jan Brett
A South African version pits dassies against an eagle.
Three Little Cajun Pigs, by Mike Artell
The traditional story with a southern Louisiana, Cajun flavor.
The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka
The wolf tells his side of the story so we can know what really happened with the three pigs.
The Three Little Rigs, by David Gordon
Three little rigs go out to build their own garages. But then they face the big bad wrecking ball (and some of his friends, too).
The Three Little Pigs, by Mei Matsuoka (illustrator)
A traditional telling of the story; the book has slide out sections to make the book more interactive.
Best Three Little Pig Books
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, by Margaret McNamara
A spacy alien retelling of the fairy tale.
The Three Little Javelinas, by Susan Lowell
Another southwest desert take on the story of the three pigs.
The Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig, by Eugene Trivizas
This version turns the story on its head. The Big Bag Pig destroys houses of the three little wolves.
The Three Little Fish And The Big Bad Shark, by Ken Giest
An underwater ocean version of the classic tale.
The Three Little Pigs, by James Marshall
In this version, the wolf keeps trying to get the third little pig but the pig outwits him each time.