Monday, October 25, 2010

Tell the Truth, B. B. Wolf by Judy Sierra

Big Bad Wolf tries to explain himself.  It doesn't work well...

Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers provided me with a hardcover copy of this children's picture book to review.  It's written for ages 5-8 and has big colorful illustrations by J. Otto Seibold.

B. B. Wolf begins to tell the tale about how it all began:  He was blowing the puff off a dandelion when the first house went down.  And he has explanations for the other houses, too, but the students he's talking to aren't buying the story.  Since changing the tale didn't help, Mr. Wolf looks for another to redeem himself - and finds one, too.

There are other nursery rhyme characters in the story, like the Humpty Dumpty, Gingerbread Boy, and Rumpelstiltskin.  This is a good opportunity to share their stories with your child also.

This book is available at your local bookstore.  Go check it out.  The vibrant illustrations and cool story line should appeal to your child - and they'll learn a little moral lesson on the way.  Happy reading!

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