||You might think you know the story of the three little pigs and their encounters with the "big, bad wolf," but you don't know the whole story until you read this book, the only one written by Alexander T. Wolf himself. Here Alexander (Al to his friends) states his case, explaining that he was simply attempting to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbors--who just happens to be pigs. When Al's allergies act up, he sneezes, accidentally blowing down the houses of the first two pigs (and, really, as he points out, what did they expect--they built their houses out of straw and sticks). The force of Al's sneeze, and the destruction of their houses, causes the first two pigs to just keel over, and since Al just hates to see good food go to waste, he decides to eat them up himself. Al's encounter with the third pig ends badly when that pig has the nerve to insult Al's grandmother. Al gets angry, the police are summoned, and when they learn what happened to the first two pigs, poor Al ends up in the slammer. Has an innocent wolf been sent up the river? It's up to the reader to decide. Amusingly detailed, full-color collage illustrations accompany the text.