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 holds a Ph.D. in folklore from UCLA. She is the author of many esteemed children's books, including Nursery Tales Around the World, winner of the Aesop Prize from the American Folklore Society, and Good Night, Dinosaurs. She is also the reteller/compiler of several books of folklore for teachers and storytellers. Ms. Sierra lives in Northern California.
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.