The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, by Jon Scieszka

Published May 13, 2014 by Dagmar

TheTrueStoryThe author of The Frog Prince continued is back with another fractured fairy tale, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by A. Wolf (as told to) Jon Scieszka.

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! is the story of the Three Little Pigs told from the wolf’s point of view.  As you can imagine, he has quite a different story to tell.

According to the wolf, on that fateful day when some pigs lost their homes, he was just baking a cake for his granny and needed a cup of sugar.  Sadly, he also had a sneezing cold.  He walked down the street to ask his neighbor, who lived in a straw house, for a cup of sugar.  As anyone with a cold might, the wolf sneezed.  Unfortunately, his sneeze knocked the house down and killed the pig within.  The same thing happened at the next neighbor’s house, which was made of sticks.  No one could blame a wolf for not letting a good ham go to waste, right?  So, the wolf ate both pigs.  When the wolf went to the last neighbor’s house, he found it was made of brick.  Not only did that pig not give him any sugar, the pig actually said, “…And your old granny can sit on a pin!”  Quite understandably, the wolf huffed and puffed…until the police arrived and arrested him.

Here’s a very funny spin on a well-known fairy tale that my students really enjoyed.

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