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The True Story of The Three Little Pigs

Hey guys, are you one of those people who thinks that the wolf was maybe treated a bit unfairly, that the liberal fairy-tale and mythic folklores only told one side of the story?

If so you would probably enjoy reading this

Big Bad Wolf

Yes, now we get the true story on what really happened in a minute-by-minute account of the character “A Wolf” our protagonist who tells us his side of the story in this post-modern humorous children’s book that provides an enjoyable spin on the classic fairy tale. In this twist, the wolf is our sympathetic character while the pigs are completely the opposite of what they were portrayed as in older adaptations of the tale.

In the wolf’s own words, he tells us his real reason for visiting the three pigs and that according to him, the blowing that destroyed each of the houses was due to allergies, not because he was being a a-hole as the other stories claimed to be. But did he still devour the pigs because they were tasty?

Well yes. He admitted that he did eat the pigs, as he put it, it would have been a shame having them lying around. Seeing how they were dead anyway, and that he was hungry, the wolf of course ate the pigs.

However, the real reason that he approached the house was to borrow a cup of sugar to bake his grandmother a cake. An interesting bit of evidence that seems to paint a different story. Makes you think doesn’t it?

This story is more of a cynical satire on fairy-tales which have their merits, and help to bring a unique take on an old commonly told classic. Any child could hear the story and draw their own conclusions in their mind, but seeing them reading the interpretations that challenges how they see the cliché, general formula of other classic fairy tales helps the child look at wider, different perspectives on other stories. And allows them to questions the world around them. I would recommend this to any child that thinks outside the box, and isn’t afraid to look at both sides of the coin as it were. Espically a child that is smart enough to not fall for the same silly cliches and predictablities and takes a “what if” approach.

The end of the story as it turns out, has the wolf framed for the death of the third pig. The motive being that the wolf was offended by the insult the pig made about his grandmother, but does that count as justifiable homicide?

We can only find out as of 2012, the wolf is set to appear before the Judge for his fourth appeal.


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