The Three Little Pigs Count to 100

The well-known fable of the Three Little Pigs gets a makeover in this efficient counting guide for beginning readers. The first little pig uses 5 bundles of straw to build a house in the shape of a cylinder, but the wolf blows it down. Using 6 big sticks and sheets to build a cone-shaped house, the second little pig is also unsuccessful at keeping the wolf at bay. Finally, the third little pig smartly gathers 100 strong bricks to build a cube-shaped house. Guess which piggy’s house finally withstands the big bad wolf’s blows? Pages at the end feature information on ordinal numbers, counting by ones and tens, and geometric shapes.

  • 9780807579022
  • September 2015

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  • Digital art cleverly incorporates metafictive references.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Cheerful illustrations and familiar fairytale characters enliven this tale of numbers and shapes.

    - School Library Journal

  • An entertaining introduction to numeric, geometric, and fairy-tale basics: in one of the funniest sequences, Humpty Dumpty tries to persuade the third pig to build a house from eight bags of leaves, while Puss in Boots offers 10 pails of peanuts.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • This is a good fit for those looking for a lively lesson in the daily abundance and practical usages of math.

    - Booklist Online


Common Core

L.1.1,1b,1c,1e,1g,2,4,4c,5d,6 RF.1.1,2,3,3f,3g,4,4a,4b,4c W.1.3,5,6,7,8 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6 M.C.K.G.A.1,A.2;1.G.A. K.CC.A.1,B.4,B.4a,B.4b,B.4c


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 3