You've heard of the three little pigs, right? Well, if they lived in the modern world, how do you think they would build their houses today? Influenced by three famous architects, Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright, the pigs make their homes out of scraps, out of glass, and out of stone and concrete. Oh yes, the big bad wolf is still around. But will he be able to blow any of the houses down? And which one will withstand his huffing and puffing?
Author and illustrator, Steven Guarnaccia, who has written several books for children and adults, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne, is the chair of the illustration program at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. The whimsical nature of both his text and his full-color drawings adds a new dimension to the timeless story of the famous little porkers who decide to move out of their mother's house and build their own homes. Youngsters will find this a fun book to read or have read to them. In addition, for anyone who wishes to delve further into the names of the architects and designers whose works are reproduced in the book, Guarnaccia has kindly pictured them on the endpapers.