What It Is
3 Lil' Pigs & Harry I Want Candy!!! is not your traditional Three Little Pigs fairytale. This picture book is part of a new series of books called My1story (an awkward way of saying "My First Story") that takes popular fairytale characters and stories and adapts them in a more kid-friendly and contemporary way. In 3 Lil' Pigs & Harry I Want Candy!!!, the wolf is named Harry and instead of blowing down the pigs' houses to eat them, it's their candy that he wants. The pigs are willing to share their candy with Harry if he says the magic word. In the end, not only does Harry learn to say "please" but he even helps the pigs rebuild their houses. The 42-page book is written by Jaime Rodriquez and Ricardo Venegas and illustrated by Jaime Rodriguez.
Why It’s Fun
This version puts a sweet twist on a somewhat scary fairytale. The illustrations are really cute, and the story has a good message about sharing. Even with its new contemporary theme and storyline, it may have a nostalgic appeal for parents.
Who It’s For
3 Lil' Pigs & Harry I Want Candy!!! is for ages birth–5.
What To Be Aware Of
Additional My1story books include Jack's Beanstalks Jack and the Magic Beans, Humpty Humpty's Hat, Lil' Riding Hood & Wolfie I Love Cake!, and Goldie & the Teddy Bears This One's Just Right. Each book is sold separately.
Some parents might find it unnecessary to take the original fairytales and make them more palatable to children. After all, kids have been growing up for years hearing all the "scary" parts of the originals. But some parents might be looking for this kind of alternative or just some new tales featuring classic characters. It's up to parents to decide if these are books to add to the family library.