The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven GuarnacciaThe Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia

The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale

bySteven Guarnaccia

Hardcover | March 1, 2010

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In this quirky, artsy retelling of "The Three Little Pigs," the pigs and their homes are nods to three famous architects-Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright-and their signature homes. Each house is filled with clever details, including furnishings by the architects and their contemporaries. Of course, not all the houses are going to protect the pigs from the wolf's huffing and puffing. Which one will? The wolf, and readers, are in for a clever surprise ending.
Steven Guarnaccia is chair of the illustration department at Parsons the New School for Design. He is the author of several books for children and adults, including Goldilocks and The Three Bears: A Tale Moderne. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
Title:The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural TaleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 13.5 × 9.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Abrams Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810989417

ISBN - 13:9780810989412

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique twist on a classic tale My husband and I are both architects, and I was looking for some children's books that had a design twist. I enjoyed the references to design, including how the pigs are rendered as well known architects. It's such a cute tale that makes the designer and child in me smile! 
Date published: 2014-01-23