The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell

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The Three Little Javelinas is a picture book that retells the classic story, The Three Little Pigs. The story’s plot is similar to that of the original fairy tale in that the javelinas must survive an antagonist (a coyote) who tries to gain access to each by blowing down the homes they’ve built, but differs significantly in setting, with the modern version being set in the American Southwest. The main lessons of this version are that planning carefully is important, working together can lead to defeat of a common enemy or accomplishing a goal, and an explanation of why coyotes howl at night.

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