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What you will—and won't—find in this book.
The Big Bad Wolf learns good manners.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this delightful book has a great message about manners and friendship.
Is It Any Good?
This picture book successfully riffs on the Big Bad Wolf story in a way that every preschooler will find amusing. Judy Sierra knows her audience, refusing the temptation to be too sly. But the illustrations have enough inside jokes that bigger kids (not to mention parents) will have a great time digging in to see how many mentions of other stories and rhymes they can find.
Speaking of illustrations, the swirly, saturated computer graphics are a perfect mesh with the story. Stylized and detailed, it's the kind of picture book that invites multiple visits to its pages. Kids will identify with B.B. Wolf's worries and will appreciate the addition of a new friend, an understanding crocodile who helps B.B. figure out how to comport himself at the library tea party. And there's quite a happy-ending payoff, too.
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