Beware of Boys

Beware of Boys

by Tony Blundell
     
 

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Ever wondered what the recipe is for Boy Pie? Find out when a clever lad outwits the Big Bad Wolf in this outrageous twist on favorite fairy tales. "Blundell's energetic line and pop-eyed, cartoony characters keep the tale moving at a manic pace."--Kirkus Review. Full color.  See more details below

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Ever wondered what the recipe is for Boy Pie? Find out when a clever lad outwits the Big Bad Wolf in this outrageous twist on favorite fairy tales. "Blundell's energetic line and pop-eyed, cartoony characters keep the tale moving at a manic pace."--Kirkus Review. Full color.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- In this light, silly adventure, a boy captured by a hungry wolf gives him bogus recipes for boy soup, boy stew, and boy cake, thereby devising a stay of execution. The wolf frantically retrieves the ingredients, always forgetting the salt. Finally overcome by exhaustion, he collapses and is bricked in by the child, who goes home happily to his mother. The hairy, leering, braces-sporting wolf is an entertaining contrast to the stolid, cheery boy. Full-color cartoon-style illustrations are barely contained by their borders on the pages, with all manner of ingredients spilling everywhere. Several double-paged spreads show aspects of the wolf's marketing expeditions, creating a sense of frenzy. The only tip-off that this title originated in England is the boy's supper at home--meat pie. Like that dish, this title may not be inspired, but it certainly is solid. --Carolyn Noah, Central Mass. Regional Library System, Worcester, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688109257
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Blundell established himself as a children's illustrator when he was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award for his illustration of Roger McGough's THE GREAT SMILE ROBBERY. He now writes and illustrates his own books as well as illustrating other writers' texts. Tony lives near Exeter.

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