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ORIGINAL Three Little Pigs
Pocket Packet Version
By Professor Spellbinder
One of my favorite story
effects used to be Supreme's (probably Edwin's) Three
Little Pigs. It is no longer available, and the Wiz Kids
asked my help in restoring the old effect that they had
kept under my front porch for the past ten years or so.
While I was at it, I designed a new pocket packet version
of the effect in Edwin's honor. It's good for hospital
bedside shows, or any kind of close-up time with kids.
Effect: You tell the story of The Three Little Pigs
and the Big Bad Wolf (we include a variation of the
original 1886 version by by James Orchard
Halliwell-Phillipp just in case you are not familiar with
the tale). As you tell the story, you act it out using
playing card sized pictures of the pigs and the wolf. My
modern version of the story is designed for urban kids
who might not know much about straw and twigs, but
certainly know about potato chips and plastic. In any
case, the wolf disappears, changing places with the last
little pig, and ends up in a pot of water, taking a hot
bath. Improvements include a much more deceptive
switching device than the one Edwin provided so many
As a bonus, I'll also
show you how to make the special stand that you see Wiz
Kid Qua-Fiki working on in the photos above, in case you
want to make the jumbo stage sized version. In the video
at the top of this page, he makes use of the same stand
for his pocket-sized version of the trick for parlor
04/08/09 Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki
has done it again. He has come up with a "new and
improved" way of performing the trick that gets rid
of some problems found in the Edwin Hooper's original
handling and makes it even more deceptive as a magic
trick. All previous purchasers of the effect have been
e-mailed with the Addendum. If you didn't get it, e-mail
me from the same address you used when you purchased the
original and I will make sure you get this new version
promptly. The videoclip at the top of the page shows
Qua-Fiki performing the standard routine as handed down
from Edwin Hooper and as it has been performed by
generations of magicians.
This video shows
Qua-Fiki's improvements- the Wolf suddenly appears
(actually that's Qua-Fiki's cousin's move - Wiz Kid Rider's Surprise
Count move for the four card monte). But now Wiz Kid
Qua-Fiki keeps the Wolf in full view through most of the
routine. The transformation of the Wolf to the Pig
happens as usual at the end, but the houses are
completely ungimmicked... merely envelopes to hold the
pigs. At the finale, Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki gets all of the
cards to "bow" to the audience, showing both
sides of each card. We think you'll like these cleaner
moves with Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki's attention to details.
Qua-Fiki's NEW Three
Qua-Fiki redesigned the Three Little
Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Three Houses and had them
printed on jumbo cards by a commercial printing company.
The cards come with their own special card box which also
serves as the Brick House and is used to make the cards
change places, among other things. No instructions come
with the cards, and you won't find the exact instructions
in the Original e-Book mentioned above, although you
could probably work out the method from that one. But
Qua-Fiki has added some improvements that aren't
mentioned above, so if you intend to get the special
printed cards, get THIS e-Book for the NEW Three Little
Pigs Trick Instead. You might want to get the
instructions first, just to see what you will be getting
when you order the special box of cards.
New Three Little Pigs Jumbo Card Trick from James Gerrish on Vimeo.
Professionally made Jumbo Cards as
shown in above photo and video are sold below.
No instructions come with the cards- everything you need
to know is in the
NEW Three Little Pigs Instruction e-Book sold above.
NEW Three Little Pigs Jumbo Cards &
This will be shipped to the address you provide.