Eleven-year-old Frankie Joe Huckaby, forced to live with the father he never knew, a stepmother, and four stepbrothers in Illinois, starts a delivery service to finance his escape back to his mother in Texas, not realizing he is making a better life for himself than he ever had with her.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Practice makes perfect in this fractured fairy tale.
Why does this wolf think he can come to town and blow all the houses down? These three little pigs just aren't going to take it from that bully anymore! The first starts aikido lessons--he'll make mincemeat out of that wolf! His brother learns a little jujitsu--he'll chop that guy to pieces!
But when the wolf actually appears, it turns out these two pigs aren't quite ready after all. Good thing their sister has been training every day to master some serious karate moves and saves the day. KIYA!
Corey Rosen Schwartz serves up a fun combination of smart-aleck dialogue and tonue-in-cheek rhymes that'll have kids howling, and rising start Dan Santat's spunky illustrations are sure to pack a punch!
(review taken from www.goodreads.com)