BIG BAD WOLF, now old and residing in the Villain Villa Senior Center, is invited to a tea by a children's librarian. His best friend, a toothsome crocodile, warns him that he will have to mind his manners. B. B. Wolf makes up a song: "Sip your tea and never slurp, say 'excuse me' if you burp. Smile and have a lot of fun, but don't go biting anyone." He remembers to say "please" and "thank you" and he gives a nervous Red Ridinghood, Three Little Pigs, and Gingerbread Boy his biggest smile ever, but when his stomach starts to gurgle, he gets a little mixed-up about what to do when you burp. This hilarious read-aloud story is a gentle reminder for children still learning their manners.
About the Author
Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children, including the bestsellers "Antarctic Antics", illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, and "Wild About Books", illustrated by Marc Brown, which received the E. B. White Read Aloud Award. Ms. Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is renowned for her retellings of traditional tales. She lives with her husband, Bob Kaminski, in northern California. Visit her online at www.judysierra.net.
J.OTTO SEIBOLD is the co-creator of Harcourt's Olive, My Love and Gluey: A Snail Tale. He also illustrated The Pig in the Spigot, written by former U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur (Harcourt 2000), as well as a slew of other books written by Vivian Walsh: Penguin Dreams (Chronicle, 1999), Olive, the Other Reindeer (Chronicle, 1997), Going to the Getty (J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), Monkey Business (Viking, 1995), and Free Lunch (Viking, 1996). Mr. Seibold live in San Francisco, California.