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Little Voices, Big Ideas: The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs

Jon Scieszka
Puffin Books
This retelling of "The Three Little Pigs" give The Big Bad Wolf a chance to share his own version of the traditional story.

Credit Sarah Debacher / Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities
Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities
Abram and Simone Himelstein

The big bad wolf shows up in many forms in children’s stories--even disguised as grandma--with the intention of teaching children to be wary of the bad guys out there. But is the big bad wolf really all that big and bad, or has he just been given a bad rap? And when we paint the bad guy with so broad a stroke, might we fostering binary thinking? 

In Episode 3 of “Little Voices, Big Ideas,” we hear from the big bad wolf, himself, in John Scieszka’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, and offer strategies for encouraging kids to think critically before jumping to conclusions.  

Abram and Simone Himelstein join the podcast to share their insights into this traditional character and untraditional story.

This podcast is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a partnership project of PRIME TIME Family Reading, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, WWNO New Orleans, and WRKF Baton Rouge.

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