Remember the childhood story “The Three Little Pigs”? A classic tale complete with animals, action, and some life lessons about not taking the easiest route that, despite variations over the years, has always retained its core story. At least it had up until now.
Apparently a new version of the story is now appearing in US classrooms. In this new version, the wolf has a sudden heart attack while trying to blow down the third little pig’s adobe house. The three little pigs rush to his aid, save him, and while trying to flee from him once recovered, realize that the whole “huff and puff and blow your house down” thing was a simple “lack of communication”: the wolf actually wanted to move in with the pigs and was testing each house’s structural integrity.
The story also includes issues around housing shortages as well as houses made of recycled newspaper and aluminum and the wolf turns out to be a vegetarian. What the hell is going on?
Here are a couple of exerpts for you to judge for yourself...