When tracing back the origin of this folktale it leads us to the wonderful Welsh countryside where it is believed to be told as far back as the early 1800's.
This is a tale from a time when animals could walk and talk just like humans do today.
Three unusual friends worked hard to make their fortune but their riches landed them with the most bizarre characteristics.
Find out why the heron stalks the edge of ponds and lakes, why the weasel seeks out rodents and why the bramble always give you a friendly tug when you're walking by.
Following this story consider heading out into nature and trying the following activities:
The heron is a great seeker and stalker. It moves stealthly and quitely through the water. Can you find a wild place and move like a heron? Then find a spot to be still and listen to all the wonderful sounds of nature.
Late summer is the perfect time for picking brambels. Head out into the hedgerows or woodland edges in search of this tasty sweet treat, don't eat them all though, be sure to take some home to make a delicious crumble...oh and of course leave plenty for the birds.
Have you ever wondered why certain animals and plants act and grow the way they do? Choose a favourite animal, observe it for a while and then write your own story to explain how it came to be. Here's an idea: Why the squirrel has a bushy tail!