A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been banned from an annual school awards in case it offends Muslims… and builders!
The Three Little Cowboy Builders, a re-telling of the classic fairy tale, was rejected because “the use of pigs raises cultural issues”.
Judges said it could also offend builders.
The book’s creative director Anne Curtis, of Shoo-fly publishing, said she was amazed at the criticism.
She said: “We were told we were stereotyping tradesmen – alienating minority groups and offending Muslims.