Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Three Little Pigs

The three little pigs story with a twist.
This is the wolf's version.

 I know it's long but I read it all and I have the attention span of a gnat!

Way back in Once Upon a Time time, I was making a birthday cake for my dear old granny. I had a terrible sneezing cold. I ran out of sugar. So I walked down the street to ask my neighbor for a cup of sugar. Now this neighbor was a pig. And he wasn't too bright either. He had built his whole house out of straw. Can you believe it? I mean who in his right mind would build a house of straw?

Hay Monolith - 8x12 Signed Photo by brownrose

So of course the minute I knocked on the door, it fell right in. I didn't want to just walk into someone else's house. So I called, "Little Pig, Little Pig, are you in?" No answer. I was just about to go home without the cup of sugar for my dear old granny's birthday cake.

Pink pensive Pig - Red and Main

That's when my nose started to itch. I felt a sneeze coming on. Well I huffed. And I snuffed. And I sneezed a great sneeze.

And you know what? The whole darn straw house fell down. And right in the middle of the pile of straw was the First Little Pig - dead as a doornail. He had been home the whole time. It seemed like a shame to leave a perfectly good ham dinner lying there in the straw. So I ate it up. Think of it as a cheeseburger just lying there. I was feeling a little better. But I still didn't have my cup of sugar . So I went to the next neighbor's house. This neighbor was the First Little Pig's brother. He was a little smarter, but not much. He has built his house of sticks

Twig Soap dish - Persnickety Soaps

I rang the bell on the stick house. Nobody answered. I called, "Mr. Pig, Mr. Pig, are you in?" He yelled back."Go away wolf. You can't come in. I'm shaving the hairs on my shinny chin chin."

I had just grabbed the doorknob when I felt another sneeze coming on. I huffed. And I snuffed. And I tried to cover my mouth, but I sneezed a great sneeze.

Panceta - Crosstitch Framed in 3-inch Wooden Hoop - H2OWORKS

And you are not going to believe this, but the guy's house fell down just like his brother's. When the dust cleared, there was the Second Little Pig - dead as a doornail. Wolf's honor. Now you know food will spoil if you just leave it out in the open. So I did the only thing there was to do. I had dinner again. Think of it as a second helping. I was getting awfully full. But my cold was feeling a little better. And I still didn't have that cup of sugarr for my dear old granny's birthday cake. So I went to the next house. This guy was the First and Second Little Pig's brother. He must have been the brains of the family. He had built his house of bricks.

ORIGINAL Modern Fine Art Acrylic
Earthy Butterfly Nature Love Contemporary Painting by Shanna -
 20 x 20 - Broken Wall - ShannaDesigns

 I knocked on the brick house. No answer. I called, "Mr Pig, Mr. Pig, are you in?" And do you know what that rude little porker answered? "Get out of here, Wolf. Don't bother me again."
Talk about impolite! He probably had a whole sackful of sugar. And he wouldn't give me even one little cup for my dear sweet old granny's birthday cake. What a pig!

Three Piggy Soaps - Soap Dragon

I was just about to go home and maybe make a nice birthday card instead of a cake, when I felt my cold coming on. I huffed And I snuffed. And I sneezed once again.
Then the Third Little Pig yelled, " And your old granny can sit on a pin!" Now I'm usually a pretty calm fellow. But when somebody talks about my granny like that, I go a Little crazy. When the cops drove up, of course I was trying to break down this Pig's door. And the whole time I was huffing and puffing and sneezing and making a real scene.
The rest as they say is history.
Embroidered WOLF Blanket - Julssewcrazy

The news reporters found out about the two pigs I had for dinner. They figured a sick guy going to borrow a cup of sugar didn't sound very exciting.

So they jazzed up the story with all of that "Huff and puff and blow your house down.

And they made me the Big Bad Wolf. That's it The real story. I was framed. "

But maybe you could loan me a cup of sugar ?

Bacon Resin Cufflinks by BirdcageCreative

THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS! AS TOLD TO JON SCIESZKA , Published by: VIKING, 375 Hudson Street New York NY10014, 1989


  1. This is incredibly awesome! I LOVE IT!
    What a great story with extrememly wonderful artists to portray the "characters".
    Thank you for the wolf feature.
    This was really special.
    Jul's Sew Crazy

  2. Love the story! So much fun to read it! :-))

  3. Oh My Gosh, this is so fun Apryl!!! So cool to see how you incorporated different artists' work into a beloved childhood story that you made into your own. Thanks for including my Panceta hoopart! :)

    Love, Kat

  4. Thanks for all the positive vibes everyone. Any requests for the next story?