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Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs

illustrated by Frank Asch

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2001
General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2001
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 1998
    List Price

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3


While his hardworking brothers carefully secure their houses against the Big Bad Wolf, fun-loving Ziggy --- the hitherto unknown fourth little pig --- decides to go to the beach. The traditional tale takes a twist when to everyone's surprise the Wolf blows in the brick house. The three brothers run for their lives to Ziggy, whose resourcefulness takes the Wolf by surprise and saves the day. This refreshing spin on the classic tale shows how quick thinking can offer more protection than even the strongest brick walls.

About the author

Frank Asch is the author and illustrator of more than 70 books for children. His picture books with Kids Can Press include Ziggy Piggy and the Three Little Pigs and Mr. Maxwell's Mouse (illustrated by his son, Devin Asch). Frank lives in Middletown Springs, Vermont.

Frank Asch's profile page


  • Winner, Children's Choices, International Reading Association

Editorial Reviews

Children will enjoy the humor and playful language of this book. Useful in comparison units using famous folk tales and all their variants.

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