True Story of The Three Little
by A. Wolf
as told to Jon Scieszka
Picture & Page developed by Thomas
about everybody has heard or read the story about the three little
pigs. But, most people don't know what really happened. In
this story, Alexander T. Wolf finally gets to tell hisside of the
story. Turns out, Alex wasn't such a big, bad wolf after
all. Alex got a bad rap from the start beings he, and most
wolves, are meat eaters. They live off of animals such as
rabbits, and sheep, and ... pigs.
Well, on this eventful day,
Mr. Wolf sets out to
find a cup of sugar. He was baking a cake for his "dear old
granny" and when it came time to add the sugar, his sugar bowl was
bare. Hence, his encounters with the pig trio. He heads
down the street and gets to the first house. It was the first
house and it's made of straw. Unfortunately for Mr. Pig, Alex has
a cold coming on and he sneezes. When he does, Mr. Pigs straw
house falls in and kills him. Instead of letting a perfectly good
pig spoil, Mr. Wolf decides to eat him.
Mr. Wolf then heads on
down the street, still in search of some sugar. He gets to
another house that turns out to be Mr. Pig's brother. Once again,
another sneeze comes on and Alex T. Wolf once again sneezes down Pig's
house, this one made of sticks accidentally kills another pig.
And once again, he decides to eat him rather than let him spoil.
Wolf is getting pretty full now, but he still hasn't gotten the sugar
for his granny's cake. He gets to the next house and it's Mr. Pig
number three, the first two's obviously smarter brother. He's
built his house out of brick.
The third brother pig seems to be a bit of a
jerk. He was rude and made a unkind remark about Mr. Wolf's
granny. Alex goes berserk and Mr. Pig calls the police.
they arrive, Mr. Wolf is huffing and puffing and making a scene.
The police find out about the other pigs, and so do the
reporters. A sick wolf hunting sugar
doesn't make for a good
story, so they embellish the report a bit and turn Mr. Wolf into Big,
Bad Wolf. In Mr. Wolf's words ... he "was
T. Wolf right in eating Mr. Pig number one and Mr. Pig number
two? If you were Mr. Wolf, what would you have done?
~What do you think is the best material to use in building a house...straw, sticks,
or bricks? Why?
~How did Mr. Pig number three act? Should he have acted that
way? How should he have acted?