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Crispin and the 3 little piglets
Dewan, Ted.
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Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 2003.

Physical Description:
27 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm
Crispin the pig must adjust to having three new piglet siblings in the house.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 69417.

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Crispin is the pig who has it all to himself. And the last thing he wants is to share it with little piglets. But like it or not, three little piglets have just joined his family: making noise, making messes, and making Crispin miserable. Will Crispin ever learn to love these little piglets? Or will he turn out to be the big bad brother?

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Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 2. The rich pig from Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All, still has everything--loads of stuff to play with and two best friends. Then his mother asks if he would like a brother or sister. Crispin decides it might be fine to have someone else to play with, but instead of one new arrival, he gets three! The relatives and neighbors make a fuss over the new piglets, but when Crispin imitates their behavior, he's sent outside. And when Crispin can't stand another playing of the piglets' favorite song, "Big Bad Wolf," he becomes the Big Bad Wolf and is sent outside. And so it goes, until his friends show him how to play with the piglets, whose charms win him over. All ends well as Crispin reads the babies their favorite story--"The Three Little Pigs," of course. The puckish, humorous illustrations, often presented several to a page, burst with details that reflect real life with a twist, such as a carton labeled "Swan Lake Scented Nappy Disposal System." An amusing tale combining the new-baby theme and the classic "huff and puff" story. Julie Cummins

Publisher's Weekly Review

The star of Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All, accustomed to having his parents' undivided attention, has a hard time adjusting when triplets arrive in Crispin and the 3 Little Piglets by Ted Dewan. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Crispin Tamworth, first introduced in Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All (Doubleday, 2000), is a self-possessed, upper-middle-class pig with lots of toys and friends. His parents tell him that he is about to have a brother or sister but Crispin isn't all that interested. Lo and behold, Mom has three little pigs and older brother is not pleased. The thing he hates most of all is that they love the "Big Bad Wolf" song and he has to hear it over and over again. Finally, though, he learns that a quiet story is the way to his siblings' hearts. Dewan's text and wonderful illustrations give real personalities to all of the characters. Readers will chuckle at Mrs. Tamworth on her exercise bicycle and Crispin's first reaction to the triplets in the hospital. Crispin's family and friends go racing through this book as the illustrations change color and the hilarity heightens before lulling to a peaceful ending. Although the theme is not a new one, Dewan's cleverness makes this picture book special.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.