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The Three Pigs (Caldecott Honor Book) (English Edition) Kindle电子书
This picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf’s huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effects—cinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight.
Satisfying both as a story and as an exploration of the nature of story, The Three Pigs takes visual narrative to a new level. Dialogue balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Fans of Tuesday’s frogs and Sector 7’s clouds will be captivated by old friends—the Three Pigs of nursery fame and their companions—in a new guise.
|页数 : 共40页||语种： 英语||读者对象: 4 - 7|
|适用年级: P - 3|
Even the book's younger readers will understand the distinctive visual code. As the pigs enter the confines of a storybook page, they conform to that book's illustrative style, appearing as nursery-rhyme friezes or comic-book line drawings. When the pigs emerge from the storybook pages into the meta-landscape, they appear photographically clear and crisp, with shadows and three dimensions. Wiesner's (Tuesday) brilliant use of white space and perspective (as the pigs fly to the upper right-hand corner of a spread on their makeshift plane, or as one pig's snout dominates a full page) evokes a feeling that the characters can navigate endless possibilities--and that the range of story itself is limitless. Ages 5-up.
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Ages 6-9. Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (1989) turned the favorite porkers' story upside-down by allowing the grossly misjudged wolf to tell his side of the story. Wiesner's latest is a post-modern fantasy for young readers that takes Scieszka's fragmentation a step further: it not only breaks apart and deliciously reinvents the pigs' tale, it invites readers to step beyond the boundaries of story and picture book altogether.
The book begins predictably: the three pigs set out to seek their fortune, and when the first pig builds a house of straw, the wolf blows it down. Here's when the surprises start. The wolf blows the pig right out of the picture and out of the story itself. In the following frames, the story continues as expected: the wolf eats the pig and moves on to the other houses. But the pictures no longer match up. Frames show the bewildered wolf searching hungrily through the rubble as first one, then all the pigs escape the illustrations and caper out into open space with the loose pages of the wolf's tale swirling around them. After fashioning a paper airplane from a passing page, the emancipated pigs soar off on a sort of space flight through blank white spreads, ultimately discovering other picture-book "planets" along the way. Finally, the pigs wander through a near-city of illustrated pages, each suggesting its own story. Joined by the nursery rhyme Cat and Fiddle and a fairy-tale dragon, the pigs find and reassemble the pages to their own story and reenter to find the wolf still at the door. In the end, the story breaks down altogether, as the wolf flees, the text breaks apart, letters spill into a waiting basket, and the animals settle down to a bowl of . . . alphabet soup instead of wolf stew.
Wiesner uses shifting, overlapping artistic styles to help young readers envision the pigs' fantastical voyage. The story begins in a traditional, flat, almost old-fashioned illustrative style. But once the first pig leaps from the picture's frame, he becomes more shaded, bristly with texture, closer to a photographic image. As the pigs travel and enter each new story world, they take on the style of their surroundings--the candy-colored nursery rhyme, the almost comic-book fairy tale--until, in the end, they appear as they did at the beginning. Chatty dialogue balloons also help guide children through the story, providing most of the text once the characters leave the conventional story frames, and much of the humor ("Let's get out of here!" yells one pig as he leaps from a particularly saccharine nursery world). Despite all these clues, children may need help understanding what's happening, particularly with the subtle, open-ended conclusion. But with their early exposure to the Internet and multimedia images, many kids will probably be comfortable shifting between frames and will follow along with delight. Wiesner has created a funny, wildly imagined tale that encourages kids to leap beyond the familiar, to think critically about conventional stories and illustration, and perhaps to flex their imaginations and create wonderfully subversive versions of their own stories. Gillian Engberg
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From School Library Journal
K-Gr 6-In Tuesday (Clarion, 1991), Wiesner demonstrated that pigs could fly. Here, he shows what happens when they take control of their story. In an L. Leslie Brooke sort of style (the illustrations are created through a combination of watercolor, gouache, colored inks, and pencils), the wolf comes a-knocking on the straw house. When he puffs, the pig gets blown "right out of the story." (The double spread contains four panels on a white background; the first two follow the familiar story line, but the pig falls out of the third frame, so in the fourth, the wolf looks quite perplexed.) So it goes until the pigs bump the story panels aside, fold one with the wolf on it into a paper airplane, and take to the air. Children will delight in the changing perspectives, the effect of the wolf's folded-paper body, and the whole notion of the interrupted narrative. Wiesner's luxurious use of white space with the textured pigs zooming in and out of view is fresh and funny. They wander through other stories-their bodies changing to take on the new style of illustration as they enter the pages-emerging with a dragon and the cat with a fiddle. The cat draws their attention to a panel with a brick house, and they all sit down to soup, while one of the pigs reconstructs the text. Witty dialogue and physical comedy abound in this inspired retelling of a familiar favorite.-Wendy Lukehart, Dauphin County Library, Harrisburg, PA
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- ASIN : B008EY3QLO
- 出版社 : Clarion Books (2001年4月23日)
- 出版日期 : 2001年4月23日
- 语言 : 英语
- 文件大小 : 8032 KB
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- 生词提示功能 : 未启用
- 纸书页数 : 40页
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A three-time Caldecott winning children's illustrator, Wiesner is well known for his highly imaginative stories. I personally believe this is his MOST imaginative effort (even over "Flotsam," the 2007 Caldecott). Open the book and expect the unexpected.
I love that this version of the three little pigs begins with "Once upon a time there were three little pigs who went out into the world to seek their fortune." Wiesner skips the part about the mommy kicking them out. The story continues with the first pig in a straw house, the wolf blows it down....Wait, he blows the pig "right out of the story" and in the next frame, the line says "and ate the pig up." However, in Wiesner's version the wolf is sitting there, paw up, dismay on his face, looking for the pig who is no longer in the story.
Thus begins a most strange tale. With the next pig Wiesner has the first pig poke around the edge of the picture to tell his brother, "Come on--it's safe out here." That's all I will say of the story, but I will describe some of the action. Picture frames fold and float until the three pigs make airplanes of them on which they sail until they fall. The cat with the fiddle discovers them in the middle of a mish-mash of nursery rhyme characters and follows them into a dragon and knight story. See what I mean? Unlike the original which ends with the wolf falling into a pot of boiling water, this story has a happy ending. No wolves are hurt during the making of the book.
Children whose imaginations are encouraged to flow wild will love this book. If not, perhaps this book will be the impetus to jump-start that juice. As a librarian, when a child asks me how certain things can happen in a book, I give this standard answer: "Because the illustrator can do what he wants in his book (or hers)." That answer always satisfies.
About modern art: The modern artist recognizes that he is working on a flat canvas. He knows his viewer knows this. Instead of staying within the four lines of the frame of a canvas, the modern artist may do anything with that concept. The most famous, Picasso, took apart his subjects and reorganized those pieces into new forms, thus cubism. Wiesner simply takes his characters out of the pages, does new things with the pages, and recombines elements of other stories to create new stories. He certainly extends beyond the edges of the imagination with "The Three Pigs."
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Wiesner, D. (2001). The three pigs. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company.