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Suspense builds from the very first page of this new twist on the not-such-a-big-bad-wolf theme. The simple rhyming text describes the various ways in which the denizens of the forest prepare for Wolf's imminent arrival. With a powerful sense of impending doom, the absurdly anthropomorphized creatures frantically leap into action, ostensibly to protect their young: "Closer, CLOSER./Next to me./Pull the shade/so he can't see./WOLF'S COMING!" The ending will bring a huge sigh of comic relief as the reason for all the preparation is revealed. Saturated with color, the cartoonlike illustrations depict characters that are more human than animal, but will likely appeal to young children. With each turn of the page, the pictures grow progressively darker, helping to create and sustain the intended mood.
—Debbie Lewis O'DonnellCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Posted March 27, 2010
The pictures and story are so cute! I was looking for a book to read in my 6 year olds class for her birthday & this was reccomended to me by a staff member- The kids loved it ! I had originally thought the birthday book by Dr. Suess would be fun but it is so long , I decided that for a kindergarten age attention span, this book was a much better fit! I highly reccomend it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 29, 2008
I found this book at the library with my soon to be 4 year old grandson. He loves anything that has to do with wolves so imagine his delight in finding this wonderfully illustrated book. I'm writing about it here because we had to own our own copy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 13, 2009
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