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Monday, September 29, 2008

Jon Scieszka, Gennifer Choldenko, Louis Sachar

Those three. Those are the authors whose names I toss out when someone tells me his or her second, third, or fourth grader is a reluctant reader at best. To be read in that order, starting with the original Time Warp Trio books by Jon Scieszka in second grade. Those the child can read on his/her own. Jon Scieszka's picture books, though, are really meant to be savored and shared with others, because they are delicious.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
'Ready, Set, GO!' –
The Children's Theatre of Winston-Salem's
FREE Season Kick-off Event
Sunday, October 5, 2008 @ 4pm @ Reynolds Auditorium
Reception @ 5pm

Everyone knows the story of the Three Little Pigs, right? Three piggies build houses, but two of them choose lousy materials and get devoured by a Big Bad Wolf. The third builds with brick and lives to see another day. The End. But have we heard the whole truth, or is this porcine propaganda? Jon Scieszka raises that question in this brilliant parody of The Three Little Pigs, brought exuberantly to the stage by Robert Kauzlaric. This rock 'n' roll musical finds the Big Bad Wolf on trial for his purported deeds, and, believe me, he has an entirely different version of the story. The audience becomes the jury and helps decide: guilty or not guilty!! Your vote could change the fate of the Big Bad Wolf (or, is it the poor, innocent Wolfie) forever...

Reynolds Auditorium

The Children's Theatre of Winston-Salem
Jon Scieszka

*The oldest, thankfully, is a voracious reader. He is a VERY reluctant writer, though. Go figure.
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