Evidently, Beanie was so charmed by the way The Three Pigs played with storybook conventions that she was inspired to create her own twist on a classic tale.
The cat, I am told, has eaten the wolf who ate the grandmother. The red hat is the grandmother’s nightcap—it seems she wanted to match Little Red Riding Hood. Fortunately for Red, she was sent on a different errand on this fateful day: that’s (and I quote) “Humpty Dumpty with freckles” bringing cookies to Red’s granny. Little does he know “the cat is going to eat him all up.”