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

  • Brian Hornberg University of British Columbia


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.

Author Biography

Brian Hornberg, University of British Columbia
David Beagley is Lecturer in Children's Literature and Literacy at La Trobe University's Bendigo campus, Victoria, Australia, where he teaches units in Genres, History, Australian and Post-colonial children's literature. He has previously taught in secondary schools, and has been a school and university librarian.
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