The Three Bully Goats

When Gruff, Ruff, and Tuff, bully their way across a bridge and into a meadow—teasing a kind ogre and butting small animals along the way. The ogre, frustrated that being friendly and polite didn’t work, hatches a plan to teach the “bully” goats a lesson. This twist on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” is a great read-aloud (and discussion starter) will have kids laughing in the aisles.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807579008
  • March 2011

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  • That’s right, it’s bully goats—a smart and timely idea for breathing new life into a classic…most of the fun comes from seeing a fairy tale’s tables turned–and turned again.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • A good springboard for both bullying conversations and problem-solving sessions.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Neon-bright colors accent the smug goats, while Little Ogre looks like a troll doll with a hot-pink, spiky Mohawk and iridescent green body. With bullying a hot issue these days, teachers can pair this with any number of other versions to get the message across.

    - Booklist

  • Children will enjoy reading and looking at the pictures of this delightful new version; it would be an excellent independent reading book for a school’s anti-bullying program…Because there is not much literature about bullying for this age group, The Three Bully Goats would make an excellent selection for the library collection.

    - Library Media Connection, starred review

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Children's Books of the Year 2012, Bank Street College


    Will Terry

    Common Core



    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 3.70