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Who's Writing This Story?!

By Robin Newman

Illustrated by Deborah Zemke


Have you ever wondered who's the real boss of a story? The writer or the characters who live to tell the tale? Or both together?

Follow the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf as they argue with the writer over what kind of story to tell. Will the hero become the villain? Find out in this fun introduction to the essential components of all great stories.

"This self-aware picture book turns “The Three Little Pigs” on its head. A writer starts writing the traditional story but keeps being interrupted; the pigs and the wolf have other ideas for the plot, setting, and their characters. In the end, the foursome decides they don’t need the writer at all; they write her out in favor of their own high-flying happy ending. This charming title is a subtle primer on storytelling, introducing children to the essential building blocks of the craft."

— Foreword Reviews






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32pp, color

8in x 10in
Juvenile Fiction: Readers/Beginner
7 to 11
May 2024


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