The Three Little Pigs have huffed and puffed and stolen the vote for favourite fairytale!
A staggering 89% of you who voted chose The Three Little Pigs as their favourite fairytale.
The story first came to be in 1843 in Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Tales by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips. With its original title being The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.
The story starts off with three pigs being set loose on the world to fend for themselves and “seek their fortune” by their mother. The first pig builds a house of straw, with the wolf “huffing and puffing” and blowing the house down, only to eat the pig. The second pig builds his house out of sticks and the same thing happens.
The third pig builds his house out of bricks, to which the wolf cannot blow down the house. But the wolf doesn’t give up. He tries to persuade the pig out of the house, eventually giving up and climbs down the chimney. Unfortunately for the wolf, the third pig was waiting with a pot of boiling water to capture the wolf. The wolf ended up in the blender only to be eaten by the pig.
In retellings of the story, the first two pigs lodge with the third to eliminate the harsh reality of death from the story.
Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel both came a joint second gaining 5% percent of the votes, only by the hairs of their chinny chin chin.
And quite interestingly Goldi-Locks and her three bears, and Hansel and Gretel didn’t get any votes at all.