Title: Read Me A Story: A Child’s Book of Favorite Tales
Author: Sophie Windham
Illustrator: Sophie Windham
Publisher: Scholastic, 1991
Rating: 5/5 stars
The timeless tale of the Three Little Pigs is beautifully captured in the words and illustration of Sophie Windham. With colorful illustrations, Windham adds to the depth of the story, including an image ever so often, allowing the reader’s imagination to drive the story. The illustrations capture the innocence of the pigs, while still preserving their ingenuity and cleverness. The wolf is the quintessential depiction of evil, a hungry animal never satisfied and continually chasing after the good (pigs) in this world. The story itself will never fade into obscurity with the rhythmic repetition of “Little pig, little pig, let me come in. No, no. Not by the hair on my chinny, chin, chin.” Windham does a superb job of highlighting the the eternal nature of this tale by writing simplistically and using simple, yet beautiful illustrations. This version of the classic tale is a must read for all parent of young children.
Windham, Sophie. Read Me A Story. New York: Scholastic, 1991.