Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

English Fairy Tales: The Story of the Three Little PigsThe Story of the Three Little Pigs By Joseph Jacobs; English Fairy Tales 1840

'Little pig, little pig, let me come in.'
'No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.'
"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.'


Summary:  There were three little pigs whose mother told them to go out into the world and seek their fortune. The first little pig builds a house of straw and a wolf blows it down and eats the pig.  The second pig builds a house of sticks, and once again the wolf blows the house down and eats the pig. The third pig builds a house of bricks, the wolf fails to bring the house down and tries other ways of trickery to get the pig to come out. The pig outsmarts him every time. Finally the wolf comes down the chimney, where the pig boils a pot of water.



My Review: I absolutely love the saying “little pig, little pig, let me come in!” I used to tell this tale all the time to my cousins when they were younger and get a kick out of this story. I’ve always felt sorry for the wolf in a way. Wolfs have to eat too you know!  The only thing that really blew me away about this story is that the pig ate the wolf in the end after the wolf landed in the pot of boiling water. That really shocked me to think the pig would eat animals! 


Watch Out For: Eating animals, trickery, the Wolf, 

1 comment:

  1. If I can't say anything crude, rude, or insulting, then what's left to say? I'm only kidding, Channing. I look forward to haunting your blog.

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