Big Bad Wolf’s first visit to his local library (as related in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf) was such a success that he returns to tell his version of “The Three Little Pigs.” His outrageous spin on the tale draws skeptical remarks from his audience: “Isn’t that wolf’s nose getting longer?” asks Pinocchio. “It’s a cooked-up, half-baked tale,” snaps the Gingerbread Boy. And “Tell the truth, B.B. Wolf!” squeal the Three Little Pigs. Caught in his own lie, B.B. explains that he is a reformed villain: “Now I’m begging on my knees, Little Pigs, forgive me, please!” How B.B. turns his bad old deed into a good new one provides a happy ending to this fun-to-read fractured fairytale.
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.