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The Three Little Pigs Poem

Monday, October 14th, 2013

pigsOn his last day in storytelling class with the “Can Dos”, Storyteller Bill shared a poem he wrote about The Three Little Pigs.

Before Storyteller Bill recited his poem, he reviewed all the things you can do with an existing  story. “Boys and girls,” he said,”you can make so many things out of a story that already exists. Why you can do what we have been doing during our time together. You can change the ending; you can add characters. You can make a story into a play and perform it on stage. Why you can make it into a poem! Here is one I wrote about the Three Little Pigs.”

Three Little Pigs with a Woof and a Tweet

Three Little Pigs with a Woof and a Tweet

They all got together for a holiday treat

With things they all like on one special night

And on days throughout the New Year

They shared things together in all kinds of weather

They tried to be good

And to be kind as they should

They shared things together

In all kinds of weather

And in days throughout the New Year

So take my advice

Try to be nice

And help out your sister and brother

Be kind in all things

Be happy and sing

Like three-little pigs

With a woof (woof woof)

And a tweet( tweet tweet)

And a Tweet (tweet tweet)

And a Woof (woof woof)


The “Can Dos” all clapped when Storyteller Bill finished his poem. Storyteller Bill smiled, took off his hat and bowed. “Remember boys and girls…there are so many things around you that are the makings of a good story. A trip to a new place, an event you saw on the street, something that happened to a friend are all things that can make a good story. You, as the storyteller, have to make it interesting so people listen to or read your story.

Well it is time for me to go. It has been great spending time with all of you.”  Hector cried out, “Don’t go. You’re fun. Stay and tell us more stories like the Three Little Pigs.”

“I wish I could, answered Storyteller Bill, “but there are other schools with other boys and girls who need to learn about storytelling. I am headed to a school not far from here. I’ll be looking for your stories in your school newsletter. So get busy writing your stories down. Who knows, you might be the official Can Do Street Storyteller some day!”

About Storyteller Bill: Bill Woods began storytelling as a young child. He put on plays for his sisters and brother, cousins and friends.  He would perform in front of his family’s garage. His father would turn on the car headlights and shine them on Bill as he performed. Bill Woods has spent a lifetime entertaining children and adults by telling stories and putting on plays. He is a member of the Heights Players, a Community Theater Group in Brooklyn Heights, NY where he began by designing sets, then moved on the directing and acting. After 30 some years in theater, he has returned to his childhood by writing and telling stories for children.

Bill describes himself as an old storyteller who is  young again in his heart!