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

Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf (2010)

by Judy Sierra

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I enjoy fractured fairy tales and this was new to me. I was eager to read about the Big Bad Wolf in a library setting - what a perfect presentation! The inclusion of the other fairy tale creatures encouraging the Wolf to admit the error of his ways was a fun twist.
Curricular connections with language arts for 5th and 6th grade students - have students read this story and then create their own fractured fairy tale. Alternatively, they can retell the story from the point of view of a different fairy tale character.
  tona.iwen | Feb 22, 2015 |
B.B. Wolf is asked to share a story at the library. He has his own take on the famous story of the three little pigs though. The three little pigs catch him in his lie. He learns that lying is not the right thing to do.

This book was great. It incorporated song in the text. It would be a great book to read after reading the classic folktale of the Three Little Pigs. ( )
  ashleyschifano | Oct 23, 2014 |
B.B. Wolf gets asked by a librarian to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs at a local library for story time. He is worried because he was not the hero in the story. In fact, he was the bad guy in the story. His other villain friends in Villain Villa tell him he should tell it how he wants to so he does exactly that. When the day comes to tell the story he starts by saying that he always gets blamed when bad things happen. Little does he know that in the library listening is a pig who knows that he is not telling the truth. Eventually he apologizes through song and wants to change his middle name from bad to something good so that he will not be a villain anymore. He along with his pals builds the three little pigs a new house. I really enjoyed this book because the wolf and pigs sing and I enjoy singing so related to it well. The illustrations were very colorful and greatly detailed. The message it bring to children of being better is a great one. A classroom extension idea would be for the students to come up with their own story from another classic where the villain apologizes and rights his or her wrongs. Another would be to have them draw their favorite character from the story. ( )
  Amber7 | Sep 3, 2013 |
Nice fractured perspective on this classic fairy tale. Well done. Well told. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
B.B. Wolf learns that honesty is the best policy in this entertaining fractured fairy tale. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Saturday was Fix-It-Up Day at the Villain Villa.
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Big Bad Wolf’s first visit to his local library (as related in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf) was such a success that he returns to tell his version of “The Three Little Pigs.” His outrageous spin on the tale draws skeptical remarks from his audience: “Isn’t that wolf’s nose getting longer?” asks Pinocchio. “It’s a cooked-up, half-baked tale,” snaps the Gingerbread Boy. And “Tell the truth, B.B. Wolf!” squeal the Three Little Pigs. Caught in his own lie, B.B. explains that he is a reformed villain: “Now I’m begging on my knees, Little Pigs, forgive me, please!” How B.B. turns his bad old deed into a good new one provides a happy ending to this fun-to-read fractured fairytale.

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When Big Bad Wolf, who now lives at the Villain Villa Retirement Residence, is invited to tell his story at the library, he faces the truth about what he did to the three little pigs and decides to make amends.

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