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Ferocious Wild Beasts!
     

Ferocious Wild Beasts!

by Chris Wormell
 

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A wonderfully witty and utterly charming story about fear.

Jack is lost in the forest—a forest that his mom has told him is full of ferocious wild beasts! But the creatures that Jack meets there seem perfectly friendly to him, even if they are a bit worried about the ferocious wild beasts he’s been telling them about . . .

But then they hear a

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A wonderfully witty and utterly charming story about fear.

Jack is lost in the forest—a forest that his mom has told him is full of ferocious wild beasts! But the creatures that Jack meets there seem perfectly friendly to him, even if they are a bit worried about the ferocious wild beasts he’s been telling them about . . .

But then they hear a terrible roar . . . Who can it be?

Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Wormell’s charming illustrations and delightfully clever text combine to make for perfect bedtime reading.

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
A young boy wanders into the forest despite being warned by his mother about the wild beasts there. He has, however, no idea of what a wild beast is. Discovered by a strolling bear, he tells the bear about his mother's warning. The bear begins to feel wary of these "beasts" himself. As they walk along together, they meet Elephant and warn him. The boy makes the "beasts" sound more terrible. The three are soon creeping through the forest. Readers will begin to smile as the real live beasts join with a crocodile, a wolf, and a python as the boy makes the "beasts" sound ever more threatening. When they hear something approaching, they run for their lives. The boy is left to face his "ferocious wild mom." Of course he tells her he did not see any beasts at all. The animals, whose behavior is obviously not real in this gentle fantasy, are portrayed naturalistically in watercolors, with very human gestures. The forest setting serves as the backdrop, until the double-page spread in which the looming silhouette of mom scares them all, including, perhaps, the reader. She is relieved, but he is still puzzled about the "beasts." Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375860911
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Wormell is the author of Teeth, Tails & Tentacles, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year and George and the Dragon, a CCBC Best Book of the Year. He lives in London, England.

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