So you think you know the story of the three little pigs? Well, think again. The Big Bad Wolf was framed! Author Jon Scieska sets the record straight about this infamous fairy tale character...
Once upon a time, Alexander T. Wolf (or Al for short) was baking a birthday cake for his “dear sweet old granny.” Poor Al had a big bad cold. When he ran out of sugar, he went next door to the little pig’s house to borrow a cup. Was it the wolf’s fault that his silly neighbor chose to build his house out of straw? Unfortunately, just as the wolf was knocking on the door, he had to sneeze. The sneeze blew the flimsy straw house down – killing the little pig. The wolf couldn’t let a “perfectly good ham dinner” go to waste, so he ate him! The same thing happens at the second little pig’s house, which was made of sticks (another dumb idea). At the third little pig’s house, which was built of bricks, things went from bad to worse for Alexander T. Wolf. The cops found him huffing and puffing at the scene of the crime and locked him up. But to this day, the wolf swears none of it was his fault. Honest!
About the Author
Jon Scieszka is a teacher and a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. He also wrote The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales and Math Curse (see link below). Occasionally he has been known to howl at the full moon! For another fairy tale that gives the big bad wolf a bad name, read the book review for Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Tale from China on this website (link below).