Three Silly Girls Grubb

by Ann Hassett

Skippity-skip-skip. One after the other, three silly sisters skip over a bridge on their way to school. But before she can cross to safety, each sister must face Ugly-Boy Bobby, a bully who hides in a hole beneath the bridge. Ugly-Boy Bobby was “the kind of boy who ate bugs, tossed stones at cats, and drank from puddles—the muddier the better.” But even a boy like Bobby hungers for something other than bugs and mud puddles from time to time. What he craves the most are jelly donuts, the very ones each sister carries in her lunch! Just when it seems that Ugly-Boy Bobby will stop at nothing to get those donuts, the biggest sister turns the tables on him with just one simple, little request . . .

Zany illustrations, full of fun details to discover, enliven this humorous take on the classic children’s story, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.”

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547772561
  • ISBN-10: 0547772564
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 04/24/2006
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  • About the Book
    Skippity-skip-skip. One after the other, three silly sisters skip over a bridge on their way to school. But before she can cross to safety, each sister must face Ugly-Boy Bobby, a bully who hides in a hole beneath the bridge. Ugly-Boy Bobby was “the kind of boy who ate bugs, tossed stones at cats, and drank from puddles—the muddier the better.” But even a boy like Bobby hungers for something other than bugs and mud puddles from time to time. What he craves the most are jelly donuts, the very ones each sister carries in her lunch! Just when it seems that Ugly-Boy Bobby will stop at nothing to get those donuts, the biggest sister turns the tables on him with just one simple, little request . . .

    Zany illustrations, full of fun details to discover, enliven this humorous take on the classic children’s story, “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.”

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    "The Hassetts' playful bandying about of stereotypes gives the story its charm." Horn Book

    "The Hassetts have created a gentler tale with this retelling...Soft colors, animals, and plants abound in the carton illustrations and the round faces of the characters are especially good for expressing emotions. Snip, snap, snout, a good turnabout." Kirkus Reviews

    "The Hassetts' playful bandying about of stereotypes gives the story its charm." Horn Book

    "The clever collaborators behind this effort clearly express a childlike glee in their eclectic imagery and quick-paced text." Publishers Weekly

    A clever, funny takeoff on the "Three Billy Goats Gruff…"This title is grounded in tradition but makes a strong statement all its own.

    School Library Journal, Starred

    “Bouncily silly language lends itself to reading or telling aloud, but to miss the equally bouncy and silly illustrations would be a crime.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    “…the storytelling is lively, highlighted by growling threats and clever tricks, and the comical double-page spreads match the nonsense.” Booklist, ALA

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