Three Little Piggies, Take Two (The True Story)

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieska. Viking, 1989.

Twisting and turning a traditional story to make something new. Scieszka takes the well-known 3 Little Pigs story and tells it from the wolf’s point of view. Many of the details remain the same, yet the story has new depth and humor as the wolf’s supposedly “innocent” motivation comes to play. He’s not a big bad wolf! Merely misunderstood.

This favorite loses meaning if the original story isn't known. I can't imagine any child not knowing the story of the Three Little Pigs, but is it so unreasonable? With Dora and Disney overtaking our culture, I wonder at times if the classics will be lost.