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In this revision of the familiar tale, "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," three sisters manage to outwit Ugly-Boy Bobby who spends his time under the bridge they must cross on their way to school.
"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