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The Three Little Pigs Count to 100 {Book Review}

The Three Little Pigs Count to 100 {Book Review}

The Three Little Pigs Count to 100 {Book Review}

The Three Little Pigs Count to 100 {Book Review}

I think most of us and our children know the traditional story about the three little pigs, right? Well Grace Maccarone has written a new book, The Three Little Pigs Count to 100, which introduces children to the classic story but with a slight twist!

The well-known fable of the Three Little Pigs gets a makeover in this efficient counting guide for beginning readers. The first little pig uses 5 bundles of straw to build a house in the shape of a cylinder, but the wolf blows it down. Using 6 big sticks and sheets to build a cone-shaped house, the second little pig is also unsuccessful at keeping the wolf at bay. Finally, the third little pig smartly gathers 100 strong bricks to build a cube-shaped house. Guess which piggy’s house finally withstands the big bad wolf’s blows? Pages at the end feature information on ordinal numbers, counting by ones and tens, and geometric shapes.

I must say that I surprised my son when we read this for the first time. He kinda blew it off at first, saying he knew this story already…but, I asked him to be patient, and showed him even the title of the book was a little different than his normal fairy tale version.

It didn’t take long for him to get “into” the story. He recognized not only the three pigs, but also several other fairy tale characters that made appearances as well!

I like the illustrations through the story as they weren’t too baby-ish or scary. And I also liked that we covered counting things/objects up to 100 without just straight up counting. He already did that when he was learning his numbers!

We easily read this book in one sitting, and I think there are some cute ideas you could work into your other school lessons, such as puppets, printables, and counting blocks along with the story, especially for the younger audience members.

Want to know more? You can learn more about The Three Little Pigs Count to 100 on Amazon.

What is your child’s favorite fairy tale?

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