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BIG BAD WOLF, now old and residing in the Villain Villa Senior Center, is invited to a tea by a children's librarian. His best friend, a toothsome crocodile, warns him that he will have to mind his manners. B. B. Wolf makes up a song: "Sip your tea and never slurp, say 'excuse me' if you burp. Smile and have a lot of fun, but don't go biting anyone." He remembers to say "pBIG BAD WOLF, now old and residing in the Villain Villa Senior Center, is invited to a tea by a children's librarian. His best friend, a toothsome crocodile, warns him that he will have to mind his manners. B. B. Wolf makes up a song: "Sip your tea and never slurp, say 'excuse me' if you burp. Smile and have a lot of fun, but don't go biting anyone." He remembers to say "please" and "thank you" and he gives a nervous Red Ridinghood, Three Little Pigs, and Gingerbread Boy his biggest smile ever, but when his stomach starts to gurgle, he gets a little mixed-up about what to do when you burp. This hilarious read-aloud story is a gentle reminder for children still learning their manners....

Title : Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf
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Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf Reviews

  • Ronyell
    2019-03-30 05:41

    Now, I will be honest here. I was actually introduced to J. Otto Seibold’s work through a long forgotten animated TV special “Olive, the Other Reindeer” and even though at the time, I didn’t care for “Olive, the Other Reindeer” because of the art style, the special did get me interested in reading some of J. Otto Seibold’s other works and I stumbled upon “Mind Your Manners B.B. Wolf” which was also written by Judy Sierra and I have to admit that I fell in love with this book!B.B. Wolf (formerly known as the “Big Bad Wolf”) ends up being invited to the local library’s annual storybook tea and he ends up becoming nervous because he does not know how to act properly for this event. So, his best friend Crocodile ends up teaching him the proper etiquette in how to behave in a tea party ceremony by teaching B.B. Wolf this little song ditty:“Sip your tea and never slurp,Say “Excuse Me” if you burp.Smile and have a lot of fun,But don’t go biting anyone!”Once B.B. Wolf goes off to the local library to attend this party, he meets up with Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and the Gingerbread Man and they all seem nervous to see B.B. Wolf come to the party.Can B.B. Wolf convince everyone that he can be polite?Read this book to find out!Wow! I was actually quite impressed with this book! I have read many books written by Judy Sierra and I have enjoyed many of her books, but I had never read any of her books that explore the importance of good manners in a cute and simplistic way! Judy Sierra had done a great job at writing a book about manners without being too heavy handed about what you should learn about having good manners and I loved the way that B.B. Wolf was written as a well-meaning character who only wanted to impress the other fairy tale characters and prove that he is not a bad person anymore. I really loved the little song ditty that B.B. Wolf sings throughout the story that goes like:“Sip your tea and never slurp,Say “Excuse Me” if you burp.Smile and have a lot of fun,But don’t go biting anyone!”It is a cute little song that is simple and fun for many children to sing to and learn about how to behave during a party or event. I also loved the way that Judy Sierra created the world of the fairy tale inhabitants as all the fairy tale characters live in one town and you can see them interact with each other. It was also interesting seeing that this story takes place in a more real world setting, even though there are fairy tale characters inhabiting this world as it made the story more creative and fun to read! J. Otto Seibold’s artwork really brought out the surreal nature of the fairy tale world that B.B. Wolf lives in and they also bring out the creative nature of the fairy tale characters interacting with each other while giving their world a part realistic, part fantasy element in tone.Parents should know that J. Otto Seibold’s artwork might be a bit too strange for some children to handle and they might either be frightened or confused by the chaotic artwork in this book. Parents might want to read this book first before they show it to their children to see if their child would like this type of artwork.Overall, “Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf” is a truly fantastic book that helps teach children the importance of good manners and maybe make up their own little song ditty to help them remember about how to behave during parties and events! I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the artwork might either frighten or confuse some children.Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-28 03:32

    Bonus star for cameos by characters from modern classics and amusing details that give it plenty of reread potential (like the different bills, and the revelation that the Wolf smokes a pipe, which we can conclude contributes to his huffing & puffing).

  • Beatrice Fox
    2019-03-29 03:32

    An e;lderly big bad wolf really wants to go to that party so his friend mr alligator tells him how to behave. It's amusing and charmiong. Not a lot of big laughs but very likable. Very different artstyle than most. Pleasant almost rustic. I do like where the story goes.

  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    2019-04-13 22:39

    B.B. Wolf brushes up on his etiquette because is invited to the library for tea. The other storybook characters who come for tea are apprehensive because B.B. Wolf has a reputation for being big and bad. However, everyone is pleasantly surprised at his good manners. It was a nice story, with a clever little rhyme at the end that children can memorize, but it lacked something. Don't know what. I wasn't crazy about the illustrations--maybe that's it. I'll try it out at story time and see what the kids think.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-04-11 22:42

    I liked the story. The ending made me wonder--did the librarian's cookies come to life? And didn't he just say he couldn't eat one? Other than that, the story made me smile a bit. Mostly from the humor that could be found in the illustrations. Might work in storytime? Perhaps best for school-age than preschool since they might get the humor better.

  • Dolly
    2019-04-17 00:47

    A fun book to read aloud with your younger children. It reinforces good manners in a friendly, repetitive way without being too preachy. And the illustrations include characters from many fairy tales, and our girls liked to point them all out.

  • Kaethe
    2019-04-08 23:44

    I've been a Sierra fan since receiving her penguin book as a Christmas present in 98. And for whatever reason, abbreviating "Big Bad" to B.B. is hilarious to me.

  • Laurie
    2019-04-21 23:31

    Parents need to know that this delightful book has a great message about manners and friendship.Positive messagesThe Big Bad Wolf learns good manners.Violence & scarinessNot applicableLanguageNot applicableThis is from commonsensemedia.orgBooklist September 1, 2007 (Vol. 104, No. 1)Preschool-Grade 2. 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 stories—party 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).Horn Book Magazine July/August, 2007Mixed among the bills (for things like the cost of rebuilding the homes of two little pigs) is a card inviting B.B. Wolf to tea at the library. B.B. anxiously consults his friend the crocodile about what will be expected and comes up with a rhyme to remind himself of some of the finer points: "Sip your tea and never slurp, say 'Excuse me' if you burp." Dressed in his striped pants and plaid jacket, a pair of reading glasses perched on his snout, B.B. heads to the library. The other party guests look worried to see him, especially the gingerbread boy, but the librarian makes the assorted storybook characters comfortable, at least until B.B.'s spectacular burp. Seibold's zany digital illustrations include dozens of funny details for children to spot, from the giant Venus flytrap outside the Villain Villa for seniors where B.B. lives to the dog made of bricks guarding the brick house of the third little pig. Funniest of all, though, is B.B. himself, a bundle of nerves in a social situation, and readers will get the message, delivered in a lighthearted way, that manners help you know what to do.Kirkus Reviews July 1, 2007Veteran storyteller Sierra takes a refreshingly oblique approach to promoting polite behavior. Invited to a storybook tea at the local library, Wolf--still big but no longer so bad--sets out from the Villain Villa Senior Center determined to be on his best behavior. Predictably, his arrival causes consternation among the assembled guests--until he breaks the ice with a polite "excuse me," followed by a gigantic, spread-filling belch. Thereafter, he's the life of the party, and earns a takeaway bag of gingerbread cookies from Miss Wonderly the librarian. In typically quirky digital art, Seibold dresses the wolf in a loud plaid sports coat, and brings an array of familiar figures to the library table, from Little Red Riding Hood to Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and the Little Engine That Could. It won't take much encouragement to persuade readers to echo Wolf's parting song: "Even in a house of bricks / Big bad wolves can learn new tricks." (Picture book. 6-8)Library Media Connection November/December 2007B.B. Wolf is not one to have good manners, but in this story, with some help from his friend the crocodile, he attempts to learn. The cute illustrations bring this story to life as Mr. Wolf learns what to do while having tea at the library. Children will recognize some of the characters from traditional stories and learn the importance of good manners. Some words may be too complicated for some readers and much of the humor in the book comes from the pictures and background images rather than the story itself. Additional Selection. Kaylia Thomas, Colt Elementary Librarian, Marble Falls, TexasPublishers Weekly July 16, 2007Sierra (Wild About Books) and Seibold (Olive, the Other Reindeer) install story-book characters in a retirement community for this peaceable spoof. As envisioned in Seibold's witty digital style, B.B. Wolf occupies a condo at the Villain Villa Senior Center and sports shaggy brown fur, a graying snout, pince-nez glasses and a cane. His green stovepipe hat looks a bit worse for wear, but he updates his look with a blue tracksuit. While grouching about past-due notices that recall previous exploits (including a bill for "damage to the homes of Pig #1 and Pig #2"), B.B. opens an invitation to a storybook tea at the public library. He consults a crocodile on whether he should attend. "You don't go to a tea for the tea," his friend replies, "You go to a tea for the cookies." The crocodile gives him pointers on etiquette ("Sip your tea and never slurp,/ Say `excuse me' if you burp"), dusts off his orange plaid sport coat and sends him off to the reading room. When B.B. enters, literary mainstays like Red Riding Hood, Bo Peep and the Gingerbread Boy look aghast. Everyone acts excruciatingly polite, but their anxiety is alleviated after too much tea makes B.B. unleash an enormous burp: "You almost blew down the library," snort the Three Little Pigs. Later, leaving with a stack of storybooks, the elderly wolf promises the librarian, "I'll drop by one day and tell you how these stories really happened." Sierra and Seibold expertly tweak the tension and the levity in this story of a trickster's golden years. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.School Library Journal August 1, 2007K-Gr 2-Sierra has created a clever book about manners and using one's best behavior with a central character known for neither: B.B. (as in Big Bad) Wolf. When the protagonist, who resides at Villain Villa, finds an invitation to a library storybook tea in his mailbox, he is not sure that he wants to go because he doesn't like tea. But Crocodile explains that the main reason to go to a tea is for the cookies. He prepares B.B. for the event, rehearsing proper etiquette (sip, don't slurp; say "Excuse me" when you burp; smile and have a good time). After sipping cup after cup of tea, B.B. feels a ferocious burp gathering steam. He excuses himself before the window-rattling explosion and is complimented by the librarian for his wonderful manners. When B.B. refuses a proffered gingerbread cookie because he could not eat a Gingerbread Boy, the librarian exclaims that he is sensitive and that "storybooks don't do you justice." Sierra's text is spot-on, and Seibold's hilarious illustrations include many easily recognizable characters from various stories. Children will love attending this rollicking party and combing the illustrations for old friends. Sierra has included several levels of humor, and Seibold adds even more twists.-Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME Copyright 2007 Reed Busine

  • Jenn Swanson
    2019-03-29 00:33

    The Big Bad Wolf is invited to have tea but first he must learn some manners. The story was interesting and my daughter really enjoyed the illustrations. Overall a good read. Would recommend.

  • Laura Molinario
    2019-04-08 04:44

    Picture Book

  • Savannah Atwood
    2019-04-24 01:39

    This book is an excellent tool to teach children good manners, kind words, and how to treat others.

  • Joan
    2019-04-07 21:42

    A listserv recommended this while discussing gentle ways to inform a preschooler that putting his hands down his pants is not acceptable at school. In terms of that idea, this book is going to be a failure. Any child of that age will get the message loud and clear about "excuse me!" but I don't think they will make the mental transition to the behavior in question. However, leaving that issue out of the judgement of the book itself, this is a delightful story! BB (Big Bad) Wolf has received an invitation to a party at the library! His friend Alligator reminds him to remember his manners and say excuse me after a burp. Of course once at the party, which BB really enjoyed, the inevitable happened. BB cannot remember what to say! With his stomach gurgling away, BB races over to the computer, looks up etiquette books, races over, grabs one and scans frantically for the right word! He finds it and says it proudly and loudly, with other attendees rather puzzled. Then kaboom! out comes the burp which did NOT blow the library down! The librarian congratulates him on his remarkable manners, noting that he had said the magic phrase BEFORE the offending act and all ends happily ever after. This was a real delight. It looses the fifth star for not err, blowing me away with how wonderful the story was. But otherwise this is a marvelous story. BTW in spite of everyone's expectations, BB never does do anything bad in the story, so some kids may be slightly disappointed by that but the story is so much fun, they will get over their disappointment really fast!

  • Sarah
    2019-04-02 23:55

    The Big Bad Wolf is now old and living in the Villain Villa Senior Center, is invited to a tea party by a children's librarian. His best friend, a crocodile, warns him that he will have to mind his manners. B. B. Wolf makes up a song: "Sip your tea and never slurp, say 'excuse me' if you burp. Smile and have a lot of fun, but don't go biting anyone." He remembers to say "please" and "thank you," but when his stomach starts to gurgle, he gets a little mixed-up about what to do when you burp. This is a hilarious read-aloud story that is a reminder for children who are still learning their manners. This is a great picture book for 3 to 5 year old children. It is fun, and educational all in one book. The illustrations are great and it is very humorous. This would be a good book for all children but age appropriate for 3 to 5 year olds. The theme of the book is manners and the characters of the book are all of the characters that the big bad wolf use to scare and his new friend, the crocodile.

  • Lavonnia
    2019-04-13 02:40

    The book, Mind Your Manners, is a picture book that would be intended for (P) Primary, ages 5 through 8 years old, grades kindergarten through 3rd grade.This book is about B.B. Wolf who has been invited to attend a tea party at the library. However, he is very concerned about his manners and how he should behave at the tea party. Read the book to find out if the help of a friend and a library book put him on the right track with his manners.I would give this book a 4 star rating. The illustration is good, the use of characters is good and what is being taught is needed, especially now. The colors in the illustrations are so colorful and fun to look at. I do believe this book would be appealing to the younger reader. I would use this in teaching the dos’ and don’t when visiting the library.The book was read and reviewed in September 2013

  • Veronica
    2019-04-18 01:43

    I'm working on creating a booklist for my local public library. This book was one in consideration for this list.This will be going on my manners booklist. It follows the story of Big Bad Wolf, and his being invited to tea at the public library. Before he goes, he convenes with his other "bad guy" friends to discuss what it will entail, going to tea. They teach him to make sure he sips, not slurps, says excuse me, and talks with people in order to have fun.It was a well done exercise in teaching manners without seeming like it was trying to teach anything at all, therefore, it's also an adorable story. Each page has several things going on, several story book characters, so it too would be great for classroom projects, or storytimes.

  • Laura
    2019-04-05 22:38

    B.B. Wolf is invited to a library tea. His friend the crocodile gives him a few etiquette tips to help him do his best at the tea. B.B. Wolf, despite a few little blips, manages to do his best at the library and promises the librarian that he'll return to tell his side of the story. Cute! It's a nice story to use to talk about etiquette and how school rules are also media center rules. I wish that the plot flowed a bit more smoothly and that the characters were a bit more developed. Kids will get a kick out of B.B. Wolf's burp and effort to do his best in a new situation. Recommended for kindergarten and grade 1. This is a pretty popular title in my elementary school collection because the humor is very accessible.

  • Janine Abraham
    2019-04-20 04:54

    This books gives a cute spin on the tale of the Big Bad Wolf, or B.B. Wolf for short. B.B. Wolf is invited to a tea party with other storybook characters but he doesn't know the right manners. His friend crocodile helps him practice his manners. The other storybook characters are very impressed and realize that B.B. Wolf is not the same wolf from the other stories. This would be a great book to introduce young preschoolers or kindergarteners to manners and politeness. The author even makes up a little rhyming song for manners.

  • Stefanie Burns
    2019-04-05 22:58

    Funny little story. I used it my first day of library class with my 5th graders. Great lead way into library etiquette which is always a helpful reminder for the 5th graders! They really enjoyed making connections to fairy tales they knew. The story elicited many laughs and just proves that picture books really are Everybody books. I would definitely use again next year. It sparked a rekindling of interest in fairy tales for many students and several couldn't wait to hear Sierra's other BB Wolf story, Tell the Truth B.B. Wolf.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-14 03:32

    Okay, so I am a librarian, but I love this book! The Big Bad Wolf gets invited to a storytime tea at the local library. Of course he is just going for the free cookies, but he does try to brush up on his manners before he goes. I love the modernization of the classic fairy tale characters. I could spend hours looking at the illustrations. The details are hysterical. Each time you read this you will see something new. Wonderfully done!

  • Lbrown107
    2019-04-10 03:57

    The big bad wolf has retired! Now he is working on his manners so that he may join the tea party at the local library. This book is so much fun to read and children will love the twist to the big bad wolf they thought they knew! The illustrations are wonderful and will keep kids busy as there are so many different things going on on each page! This is a read for pure pleasure, but it also allows you to have a discussion on manners and explain the term etiquette.

  • Lyndy Stein
    2019-04-21 03:45

    This was a fun story with a little bit of repetition that children love. Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf is perfect for second or third grade readers and is filled with lots of great illustrations. Not only is it entertaining, but it teaches children to think twice before judging someone based on their reputation. I really enjoyed reading this book and think it can be used in the classroom for several fun activities.

  • Melissa Trumbo
    2019-04-02 03:39

    A good, humorous book to read to children about manners. BB Wolf is invited to an afternoon tea with friends. He has to brush up on his etiquette and learns to sip his tea and say excuse me. All of the classic fable characters attend tea, such as, little red riding hood and the gingerbread man. BB Wolf hilariously says excuse me before he burps. He burps so loud that he almost blew down the library. I love how "the wolf" is portrayed as the good character in this book.

  • Chelsea
    2019-03-30 23:51

    This was a great book that was all about manners; and about how Mr. Wolf acted in storybooks was not true, he was actually quite polite. I would recommend this book to those looking to introduce manners in a fun, new way that children will enjoy. TO READ: During Toddler Time, Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade school visits.Read during Preschool Play on December 1, 2017.

  • Kaye
    2019-04-13 00:47

    B.B. (Big Bad?) Wolf gets invited to the library for a special tea time. He rehearses his manners, and deals with an extremely nice librarian (of course). He even runs to look up "etiquette" using library resources so that he will remember what to say if he burps. This has funny side jokes for older readers and bold graphics.

  • Katherine
    2019-03-26 04:56

    I really loved this book! It incorporates a lot of well known fairy tales involving the "big bad wolf" such as "The Three Little Pigs", and "Little Red Riding Hood." This is great for text to text connections. The book also has rhyming throughout which could be great for lessons. This story can also remind students to be polite and use your manners.

  • B
    2019-04-02 23:34

    L got this for Christmas and loves it - he sings along with the wolf's manners song when we read.and of course love the Siebold illustrations (he has Olive the reindeer too) ...I think he'll appreciate it even more when we read more of the backstory fairy tales (Red Riding Hood, 3 Little Pigs) - been a while since we'd read those.

  • Jack Cheng
    2019-04-18 02:36

    This is a goofy tale of the Big Bad Wolf trying to fit in long enough to have afternoon tea at the library (he heard there would be cookies). The art is bright and clear and charming and the goofy songs he makes up to remember his manners inspired my children to chant (and write potty talk parodies of it).

  • J-Lynn
    2019-03-27 21:37

    This would be a fun book to read with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. It tells the story of the infamous Wolf and his trip to the library where he learns to be polite.The pictures are interesting cartoons in bright colors. Older readers will find the subtle details and fairy tale references in each illustration amusing.

  • Katy Houseman
    2019-03-31 05:55

    If you need a book about manners this is the book for you. It is a great book to use if you are planning on having a manners discussion with your class. It is also a good book to give an example of how to remember information. Explain to your students that making up a song like B.B. Wolf is a fun and great way to remember things.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-08 04:35

    Can I just say that I have not read a Judy Sierra book yet that I didn't love. This is a great and hilarious tale of B.B. Wolf going to a tea party at the library. He learns about etiquette because he wants to be polite, and make quite an impression. I loooooooove this story! So funny, and great art work too, along with references to popular fairy tales that kids will know.