Synopsis: Penny isn’t just the fourth little pig–she’s an engineer. So when big bad Wolfgang destroys her brothers’ homes, Penny comes to the rescue! When Wolfgang returns, Penny must use all her engineering know-how to save her family from his huffing and puffing. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs meets Rosie Revere, Engineer in this clever reimagining of The Three Little Pigs from Cece Loves Science authors Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes.

Release Date: 1st August 2022

Genres: Picture Book, STEAM, Science, Fairy Tales, Retellings, Family, Animals

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Capstone and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Review: I loved this book it was so funny, so creative. It was a great new take on the theee little pigs telling the story of a sister pig that was an Engineer. I loved it so much, so funny and creative.

It was filled with so many puns that actually kept making me laugh so much, I liked the representation of a strong female that does an amazing high level job, she went far In her career.

It was great seeing another telling of that usual story and having her continue after their homes were blown down and having to get her to help the brother pigs out. Needing to save the town of the mean wolf once and for all.

The illustrations in this were incredible and I loved looking at all the details within them on each page. The book includes STEAM which is always great for teaching young children.

This is such an enjoyable and easy read that child will enjoy and the adults reading it with the kids would enjoy too, it’s really funny, it’s beautiful to look at and has a great story.

About Author: Kimberly Derting is the author of the award-winning young adult The Body Finder series, The Pledge trilogy, and The Taking trilogy. She has also co-authored the new Loves Science picture book series with Shelli R. Johannes. Kimberly’s debut, The Body Finder, was a 2011 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, a Kid’s IndieNext pick, and was the 2011 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best for Teens selection. The Pledge was a 2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick. Her most recent YA novel, The Taking, was named top pick for page-to-screen by Studio System News. Her Loves Science picture book series has been named a B&N National Storytime selection, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and received a starred review from School Library Journal. Her books have been translated into 15 languages. Kimberly lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for staying indoors to write.

About Author: Shelli R. Johannes is coauthor of nine books in the Loves Science picture book series, including Cece Loves Science, as well as the author of Theo Thesaurus and Shine Like a Unicorn. Shelli never warmed up to creepy-crawly bugs, but she always loved zoology and biology. In fact, she can often be found on highways and country roads saving strays and other jaywalking critters or volunteering with animal conservation groups like the Atlanta Zoo, the Dolphin Project, and Bosley’s puppy orphanage. After earning a master’s in marketing and working in corporate America as an SVP, Shelli traded out her heels and suits for flip-flops and jeans so she could follow her passion for writing. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her own pack: a British husband, two kids, one bird, one fish, and two crazy-haired doodles who hate veggies.


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