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.
Judy Sierra is the acclaimed author of many picture books, including the award-winning Wild About Books; ZooZical; Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf; The Sleepy Little Alphabet; We Love Our School!; and Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur. She holds a PhD in folklore, is an experienced puppeteer and storyteller, and lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband, Bob, and their poodle, Keiko. You can visit her at JudySierra.net.
Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf by Judy Sierra; illustrated by J. Otto Seibold