Recently I received a suggestion to read The Three Little Javelinas, so we checked it out. This hilarious retelling by Susan Lowell of “The Three Little Pigs” uses the southwestern wild pigs as the main characters and a coyote as their wolf-like counterpart. Instead of straw, sticks, and bricks, these animals build homes of tumbleweeds, cactus sticks, and adobe materials. My oldest daughter told me that she really liked that one of the javelinas was a girl. I think my favorite part of this story was hearing my husband read it to our children using a Tex-Mex accent!
Pros: A very funny book that can be used to introduce children to animals and plants of a desert setting.
Cons: You will probably have a belly ache from laughing so hard after reading this book.
Age Range: 2-7