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Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Amusing, inventive tribute to fairy tale classics.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

A fun find!

My whole family loves this book. It's witty and smart and has a great message. Of course, my kids like when B.B. burps, but he does say "excuse me".

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

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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