BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Corey Rosen Schwartz



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Title: The Three Ninja Pigs

Author: Corey Rosen Schwartz

Illustrator: Dan Santat

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Ages 4-8


“Once upon a dangerous time,
a wolf loved to huff and to puff.
He’d go around town
and blow houses down
till three little pigs cried, ENOUGH!”





The wolf is back on the prowl and the three little pigs better watch out! Houses are being blown down. The first little piggie decides to use aikido on the big bad wolf. The second little piggie tries some jujitsu. But only the third little piggie uses the true power of the martial arts to defeat that bag of hot air!


Why you should read it:


I confess the fact Ms. Schwartz gave this classic tale a martial arts twist captured my attention at first, but it was the lyrical tone to the rhyming text which kept me eagerly turning the pages to see what happened next. Illustrations by the talented Dan Santat compliments this engaging tale. Kids of all ages will cheer these three little piggie heroes as they karate chop their way to a wolf bully-free life!


Like-O-Meter Rating:


5 out of 5…Grab it! 


**Rating scale**
5 out of 5…grab it!
4 out of 5…think about it.
3 out of 5…take or leave it.
2 out of 5…maybe not for you.
1 out of 5…forget about it!


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International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.



Donna L

Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

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