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It's entirely in rhyme.,
This review is from: Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales: The Three Little Pigs (Paperback)
The rhyming style is amazing - rather like Pam Eyres, which makes it more fun to read for adults. It has engaged my 3-year-old so much that he can now recite it from start to end without prompts. He doesn't do that with any other books. At his pre-school nursery, he will even 'read' it to the other children!
The illustrations are cleverly done: simple, but with enough details (especially under the flaps) to engage the child with questions like 'how many red flowers are there?' and 'what does this pig (with the yellow shirt) have in his bag?'. Every page has a couple of things like that. The flaps are intelligently designed (more so than the companion book Red Riding Hood) and every one of them either adds colour to the story, or helps to move it along.
I'm about to buy all the other books in the series. I'd recommend it even if you didn't think you wanted a rhyming version of the story. The wolf is not very menacing, and it's a nice length for a 3-year-old's bedtime story (18 pages with 4 lines of prose on each ... about the same as a Mr Men book).
We have the 2009 edition with CD. I don't recall listening to the CD before it got lost. The book is printed on stiff card-like paper.