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With the help of a translator, the French team of Marie-Odile Judes and Martine Bourré bring to life an engaging tale about a battle of wills between a father wolf and his son. Max the Stubborn Little Wolf is just that -- a stubborn little wolf. His dream of growing up to be a florist is driving his father crazy because no wolf in the family's history has ever been anything other than a hunter. Papa Wolf sets several plans in motion to sway his son's decision, but both father and son are as determined as they are tenacious. The battle is on and it's waged with high humor, a playful tone, and more than a few shenanigans.
When Max's father swears to make a hunter out of his son or else eat his own hat, the outcome, while predictable, should generate plenty of giggles, particularly when you consider the added genius of Bourré's colorful drawings, which are rendered in pencil and watercolor. The ending of the story is subtle, letting young readers determine for themselves (with the aid of pictures) what the final action is and to imagine what the future holds for this father and son team. It should also serve as a good launching platform for discussions on individuality, acceptance, and tolerance. (Beth Amos)