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The Three Little Pigs – a Parragon Book Buddies Review

A padded book of "The Three Little Pigs" with illustrations by Mei Matsuoka_this is part of Parragon Books Slide and See Fairy Tales_ with the title "The Three Little Pigs - A Parragon Book Buddies Review"_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H adores fairy tales. Two of her favourite bedtime stories are Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. We also have a few fairy tale anthologies and touch and feel board books of Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood.

One story that was missing from our collection was The Three Little Pigs.

The Three Little Pigs – A Parragon Book 

A padded book of "The Three Little Pigs" with illustrations by Mei Matsuoka_this is part of Parragon Books Slide and See Fairy Tales_ The Three Little Pigs - A Parragon Book Buddies Review_Mrs H's favourite things
We are lucky enough to be Parragon Book Buddies and back in December we received a copy of their fabulous new version of The Three Little Pigs, which is part of their Slide and See Fairy Tales series.

The illustrations, by Mei Matsuoka, are bright and engaging. The pictures of the little piggies are cute, each with their own personality and the wolf is charming. Little Miss H calls him “fluffy” and I think we are both secretly rooting for him.

A padded book with slide out tabs by Parragon Books of "The Three Little Pigs" part of Parragon's Slide and See Fairy Tale series_ this picture shows the final page with the tabs slid out_The Three Little Pigs_A Parragon Book Buddies Review_Mrs H's favourite things
Each page includes slide and see tabs. The idea is that when you see the corresponding picture in the story you pull the tab. And it reveals more of the tale. This is a lovely addition and is perfect for toddlers, as they love a book which their grabby little hands can get involved with.

Little Miss H loves the addition of the slide and see tabs. Which she takes great pleasure in pulling out, especially when they include a huffing and puffing wolf.

The story is simple but contains all the classic elements that you expect from this tale of three piggies making their own way in the world. The wolf certainly “huffs and puffs” (Little Miss H’s favourite part of the story) and the three little pigs build their houses out of straw, sticks and bricks.

Sadly, Little Miss H seems to love destroying books at the moment. And anything with a tab or pop-up doesn’t stand a chance. But the sturdy nature of The Three Little Pigs and the slide and see tabs means that it is 100% Little Miss H-proof (at the moment anyway).

This book has become a firm favourite. Little Miss often asks for it when we are reading stories in the afternoon.

The other day, I even caught her reading it to her dollies Molly and Ruby. I eventually joined them and we had great fun huffing and puffing our way through the story.

A little girl with bunches and wearing a denim dress sits with her two rag dolls and reads to them from Three Little Pigs, a Parragon Book - Three Little Pigs_A Parragon Book Review_Mrs H's favourite things

A little girl with bunches and wearing a denim dress sits with her two rag dolls and reads to them from Three Little Pigs, a Parragon Book - Three Little Pigs_A Parragon Book Review_Mrs H's favourite things

A little girl with bunches and wearing a denim dress sits with her two rag dolls and reads to them from Three Little Pigs, a Parragon Book - Three Little Pigs_A Parragon Book Review_Mrs H's favourite things

This series also includes Little Red Riding Hood and the cutest version of The Ugly Duckling. And at only £4.99 a book, I will definitely be buying The Ugly Duckling to add to Little Miss H’s book shelf. I am sure that Molly and Ruby will love it.

A padded book of "The Three Little Pigs" with illustrations by Mei Matsuoka_this is part of Parragon Books Slide and See Fairy Tales_ with the title "The Three Little Pigs - A Parragon Book Buddies Review"_Mrs H's favourite things
Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

Disclaimer: Little Miss H and I were sent this book as part of the Parragon Book Buddies Programme but all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Jodie
    February 21, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I really love the classic Three Little Pigs book. This post made me smile

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      Mrs H
      February 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks for your comment. And I am very glad that this post made you smile. I love this classic book too. It is great. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kelly-Marie
    February 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Josh used to really love books that have things to slide or pull. Its so great seeing kids enjoying books, I believe having Josh visit a library and have a big collection of books himself from as young as one year old, has helped him be ahead at reading in his class.

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      Mrs H
      February 21, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks for your great comment. Little Miss H loves books and we have always bought her loads and taken her to the library. We read to her all the time and I love to see how her enjoyment of books develops everyday. I really hope that this will stand her in good stead when she starts school next year. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Louise @ Birds and Lilies
    February 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    This looks like a lovely book – I love one’s with flaps you can pull out. Lovely photos of your girl 🙂 xx

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I adore the photos of Little Miss H reading to Ruby and Mollie. So cute. She does love this book and I think that the flaps make it more engaging. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    becky
    February 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I love Parragon books. This one looks so cute, I love that pull up bits 🙂 X

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks for your comment lovely. These books are brilliant and Little Miss H loves the pull out tabs. Especially if they have the big bad wolf on them. Then she adores huffing and puffing at them. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Lisa Backsnbumps
    February 16, 2016 at 10:56 am

    That sounds like a great book. I love the fact it’s more interactive than a standard story book to keep little one’s attention span.

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Little Miss H definitely loves the more interactive aspect of this book. And she adores the big bad wolf. I really can’t recommend this book enough. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Zoe L
    February 15, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Such adorable photos. The book looks fab too, we love Parragon books.

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      Mrs H
      February 26, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Thanks for your comment and kind words about the photos. Parragon Books are awesome. It is a real honour being part of the Parragon Book Buddies scheme. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Emma @ FreeFromFarmhouse
    February 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    My son loves any books where you can pull or open things. I think it’s a great may to make it interactive and get them interested in books.

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      February 26, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Thanks for your comment. I agree. I really think that the pull out tabs on this book make it a lot more interesting and Little Miss H loves the interactive element. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Pamela | Life With Munchers
    February 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Oh my word a classic and how cute is this version!

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      February 26, 2016 at 8:26 am

      It is a classic. And I can’t believe that we didn’t own it already. Little Miss H loves this version. The illustrations are adorable. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Michelle Murray
    February 15, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Little J loves his books at the moment. He likes a new one each night so we are running out of books. This looks great popping over from Mummy2Monkeys
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      Mrs H
      February 26, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Oh, I wish that Little Miss H wanted a different book each night. Instead, we have to read some of the same five books every night. It gets pretty boring. For us, not her. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Rebecca
    February 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    This looks like a gorgeous little book! I must look out for it 🙂 What lovely photographs in this post too, so adorable!

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      Mrs H
      February 26, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Thank you for your kind comment. I do love those photographs of Little Miss H reading the story to her dollies. So cute! This is such a fabulous book. And at £4.99 it is a complete bargain. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    February 14, 2016 at 8:08 am

    These are such cute photos, I adore seeing kids reading to their dollies like we read to them. I always feel like we are getting something right when that happens.

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      Mrs H
      February 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

      You are so right. It does always feel that we have instilled a real love of reading and books in Little Miss H when I see her reading a book by herself. I can hear her making up the story or just saying it in her own words. it is so cute. And I adore it when she appears at my side and asks me to read to her. Those are precious moments and ones to treasure. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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