The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 9, No 1 (2005)

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Transcending Boundaries in David Wiesner's The Three Pigs: Taking an askew view of words and images in picturebook

Brian Hornberg

Abstract


This article examines how aspects of David Wiesner's picturebook The Three Pigs challenge the idea of traditional stories being contained by physical and conceptual boundaries. Boundary breaking in The Three Pigs is shown by the pigs' ability to traverse boundaries with ease. They are free to 'be' intertextual as well as extra-textual.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

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