Fairy tales have always had a life of their own. I love that they have grown and evolved around the world.  It is because of this growth and adaptability, that the fairy tale has become one of the world’s most important literary traditions.  More recently, we have seen many humorous adaptations of well known fairy tales.  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs is a perfect example.  It is told from the Wolf’s point of view, and it is quite a departure from the original.


The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
As Told by A. Wolf

Written by Jon Scieszka
Illustrated by Lane Smith

Alexander T. Wolf was framed! All he wanted to do was borrow a cup of sugar to make a cake for his granny. Unfortunately, a bad cold and some unfriendly neighbors land Al in a heap of trouble. Now in jail, Al recounts what really happened to the Three Little Pigs.




Although The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs is funny, it does make the point that two different newspapers might cover the same story differently depending on who their readers are and on what those readers believe.

A. Wolf’s story appears in The Daily Wolf.

The other news reports appear in The Daily Pig.

Hmmmm…..The Daily Wolf and The Daily Pig have printed very different stories!!!! 
What’s that all about?

CUB REPORTER……  Your Assignment

Imagine that you were nearby when the wolf visited each of the pigs.  Write your story about the incident.  


Draw a picture of the incident.

Your story will appear in the newspaper, The Daily Human.