The Big Bad Wolf receives a lesson in manners in this hilarious fractured fairy tale that begins with a trip to the mailbox. While sorting through bills (including a rental fee for "sheep's clothing"), B. B. Wolf finds an invitation to the local library's storybook tea. Uncertain about attending, Wolf consults a crocodile friend, who points out the pros of the party (cookies) and the cons: "You'll have to behave yourself." An etiquette book provides tips, and Wolf sets off on the big day, armed with a list of reminders ("Sip your tea and never slurp. Say 'Excuse Me' if you Burp"). Kids will delight in the ensuing slapstick humor and the references to familiar storiesparty guests include Little Red Riding Hood and the Little Engine That Could. Seibold's wild, skillful computer-generated art is filled with jokes and details that will invite repeated viewings. This sly, upended portrait of a storybook villain will pair well with Jon Scieszka's classic The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (1989). Engberg, Gillian
About the Author
Judy Sierra is the author of Wild About Books
, a New York Times
#1 bestseller and winner of the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. She is also the author of Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie
and The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School
. She lives in Oakland, California.J. Otto Seibold, author/illustrator of Olive the Other Reindeer
was one of the first children's book artists to create computer-generated art and is considered the master of that medium. He lives in San Francisco, California.