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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Higgledy Piggledy: A Tale of Four Little Pigs is a retelling of the classic tale of the three little pigs written by B. Seymour Rabinovitch and his granddaughter, Rebecca S. Treger, and illustrated by Mari Gayatri Stein. Curly, Twirly and Whirly liked to tease their brother Higgledy Piggledy because his name was so long and difficult to say. He often would wish he wasn't different and that he had a name like his brothers. Their names rhymed and were short and easy. Little did he know that his being different would help all the piggies survive when their scary new neighbor, Mr. Wolf, catches them for his dinner.
Higgledy Piggledy: A Tale of Four Little Pigs is marvelous fun and a joy to read. Rabinovitch and his granddaughter, Treger, put a new spin on the classic tale which will make it relevant once again for many kids and parents. The watercolor and ink and pen illustrations by Stein are lovely and bring the tale to life. Each page has a picture that tells a story and is fully detailed. I had great fun with each one as there are birds, frogs, butterflies and all sorts of wildlife scattered throughout each drawing. Higgledy Piggledy: A Tale of Four Little Pigs is both perfect for reading aloud to a child or for new readers to explore on their own. The book is beautifully bound, with heavy, durable pages, and should stand up to many hours of enjoyable reading. This is a wonderful children's book that will have the adults lucky enough to read it smiling as well. It's most highly recommended.