The elements that are found in all three versions are:

the three pigs

the big bad wolf

the three houses

thngs happen three times

the last time works

The elements that are found in most versions are:

"And I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down!"

"Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin..."






The story seems to tell children that

anything that is worth doing is worth doing well.

It is better to take your time and do a good job

than to hurry and do a sloppy job.

Maybe you can see some other lessons as well.






Fairy tales and folk tales have been around

for a very very long time.

People used to tell those stories

way before they were ever written down.

They were passed on from generation to generation

through the oral tradition (by telling).

As the stories were told and retold by different people,

some details were forgotten,

while others were added.

Some were changed on purpose.

And that is why there are so many different versions

of the same story.












It would be fun to write a fractured fairy tale.

Think of different elements you can change.


Change the characters into different animals (pigs into cats).

Change the gender of the main character (boy into girl).

Change the role of the characters (bad wolf into bad pig).


Change the place where the story happens (forest into city).

Change the time of the story (old times into modern day).


Change what happens in the story.

Change the details.

Change the point of view (from the pigs' to the wolf's).


There are probably many other ways you can think of

to make a fractured tale.