Name Professor Course Date Wolf A. Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. The true story of the 3 little pigs. Pebguin Books 1989: 1-15 Introduction “The true story of the three little pigs” is a new version of the original story of three pigs. Authored by Jon Scieszka the story here is told from the side of the Wolf. The author presents this story in his own format. In this piece of work I will present my review of the book in which I will first give a summary of the story and then critically review the way the author told his version of story to his illustrations help in complimenting the text and visually in telling out the story. The wolf for instance is sketched with a trusting and innocent expression while the faces of the pigs shows the way they are fearsome and angry. Conclusion As discussed above the author aims at twisting the story by telling it from the side of the Wolf. Children should understand that the wolf is telling his side of story while in jail. It is not easy to tell which side is right as there is a possibility that the Wolf is lying. Truth is one of the main themes presented by the book. [...]
Book Review Write a 2-3 page book review, on a children's picture book Title: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! Author: Jon Scieszka & Illustrated by Lane Smith The excerpt below, which is from the Writing Tutorial Services at Indiana University, Bloomington, provides a good overview of what you should include and how the review should be structured. A book review tells not only what a book is about, but also how successful it is at what it is trying to do. Professors often assign book reviews as practice in careful analytical reading. As a reviewer, you bring together the two strands of accurate, analytical reading and strong, personal response when you indicate what the book is about and what it might mean to a reader (by explaining what it meant to you). In other words, reviewers answer not only the WHAT, but also the SO WHAT question about a book. Thus, in writing a review, you combine the skills of describing what is on the page, analyzing how the book tried to achieve its purpose, and expressing your own reactions. This useful resource is available at: wts.indiana.edu Writing the Review As in most reviews, you will start off with a heading that includes all the bibliographic information about the book in the following format: Title. Author. Place of publication: publisher, date of publication. Number of pages. The book review itself should begin with an INTRODUCTION that lets your readers know what the review will say. The first paragraph usually includes the author and title again, so your readers don’t have to look up to find the title. You should also include a very brief overview of the contents of the book, the purpose or audience for the book, and your reaction and evaluation. Reviews then generally move into a section of BACKGROUND information that helps place the book in context and discusses criteria for judging the book. Next, the review gives a SUMMARY of the main points of the book, quoting and paraphrasing key phrases from the author. Finally, reviewers get to their DISCUSSION, which is the heart of their writing, their evaluation of the book. In this section, reviewers discuss a variety of issues: how well the book has achieved its goal what possibilities are suggested by the book what the book has left out how the book compares to others on the subject what specific points are not convincing what personal experiences you've had related to the subject. It is important to carefully distinguish your views from the author’s, so that you don’t confuse your reader. Like other essays, book reviews usually end with a CONCLUSION, which ties together issues raised in the review and provides a concise comment on the book.There is, of course, no set formula, but a general rule of thumb is that the first one-half to two-thirds of the review should summarize the author’s main ideas and at least one-third should evaluate the book. Remember the writing expectations and guidelines: Correct/appropriate grammar, punctuation and writing style for a professional paper at the graduate level, 1 inch margins on all sides, 12-point Times New Roman, Double spaced, Page numbers including your last name.