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The Wolf Who Did Not Want to Walk

The Wolf Who Did Not Want to Walk

by Orianne Lallemand, Eleonore Thuillier
     
 

The wolf is too tired to walk anymore. He will test many other ways of transportation, but it is not sure that he will like them at all! Will skiing, taking the plane or train or riding a bike be less tiring? Or will our friend the wolf finish the adventure on his feet?

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The wolf is too tired to walk anymore. He will test many other ways of transportation, but it is not sure that he will like them at all! Will skiing, taking the plane or train or riding a bike be less tiring? Or will our friend the wolf finish the adventure on his feet?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
After a long day of playing in the forest, the wolf at the center of this middling addition to the My Little Picture Books collection proclaims, “I will never walk again!” The narrative follows the wolf through a year of experimenting with other modes of transportation, each resulting in disaster. In January, the wolf “treated himself to a very cool mountain bike” (which quickly gets a flat tire), and a February ski vacation results in the wolf crashing into a tree and incurring multiple injuries. Halfway through, the story shifts gear into full-on fantasy, as the wolf acquires magical boots that enable him to fly (but belong to angry ogres); he later becomes stranded when his horse-drawn carriage turns into a pumpkin. Thuillier’s stylized pictures portray the toothy, baguette-nosed hero’s misadventures with humorous exaggeration, although a scene in which the wolf is tied to a post by tomahawk-wielding “bandits” dressed as Native Americans is an unfortunate (and offensive) misstep. Simultaneously available: Basil Becomes a Big Brother by Armelle Renoult, illus. by Claire Frossard. Ages 4–8. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
PreS-K—A wolf comes home tired after a day of playing in the forest and announces that he will never walk again. Beginning in January, he starts 12 months of using various modes of transportation, none of which works very well. He gets hurt skiing and roller-skating, and sometimes he's thwarted by mechanical difficulties. In June he gets caught after stealing magic boots from two ogres. When he's taken off a train, the kidnappers are a tomahawk-wielding "gang of bandits." In December, Santa Claus asks him if he needs a ride. At that point the wolf realizes that his "two feet on the ground" are the best way for him to get around. The cartoonish-looking wolf has an extremely elongated nose, and the colors in the artwork are bright, but flat. This one is easy to skip.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782733821497
Publisher:
Auzou
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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