The Big Bad Wolf and Me

The Big Bad Wolf and Me

by Delphine Perret
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Overview

The Big Bad Wolf and Me by Delphine Perret

What would happen if a little boy met the Big, Bad Wolf and brought him home?

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not the young hero of this thoroughly unique story. And, it seems, no one else is, either: instead of being the magnificent villain of “The Three Little Pigs” or “Little Red Riding Hood,” this wolf’s a wimp. So the boy decides to take the pitiful creature home and teach him to be scary once again. Can he do it? Children will absolutely love seeing the tables turned, with the small boy becoming the wise teacher and the wolf the sheepish student.

The short chapters and breezy, funny text are just right for new readers, and Delphine Perret’s line art is simply irresistible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402737251
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 799,345
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 6.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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The Big Bad Wolf and Me 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
MelWill More than 1 year ago
I just brought the book today and couldn't put it down. I picked up this book on a whim and after reading just a few pages I just had to have it! I was feeling a little down and discourage, much like the wolf in this story, but the support and friendship that the little boy showed was moving and uplifting. I even found myself laughing and smiling while in the store! Bottom line, this book is a must have and you can not go wrong! A perfect addition to my son's bed time story collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was funny all the way through. The cartoon format reminded me of the Sunday Comic Strip. The illustrator used color to emphasis the wolf acting scary. She also used facial expressions to show the characters feelings. In the plot of the story, the little boy brings home the Big Bad Wolf to live in his closet and teaches him to be scary. They eventually become friends.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This picture book cracked me up! A little boy comes across the depressed Big Bad Wolf on his way home from school and decides to befriend him and help him out. It¿s amazing how much personality and expression the illustrator was able to pack into a few simple ink lines! Any reader who appreciates clever twists on well-known stories will be a fan, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goes to show that even the big bad wolf himself can have discouraging moments, and that all one needs at times like these is a good friend. The story is a delight, and the accompanying illustration is adorable! Highly recommend for children and adults alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this picture book! On top of being very funny and beautifully designed, it¿s also loaded with great messages about standing by someone when they¿re down and out, what it takes to be a real friend, and how worthwhile it is to work hard at something you care about even when you feel like giving up. Both children and adults will find this to be an entirely satisfying (and hilarious) read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who knew the Big Bad Wolf was such a fan of chocolate chip cookies?! Both as a parent and as a former reference librarian, I would recommend this book for all readers¿it¿s witty, poignant, silly, and good-hearted. A complete pleasure to read and share with kids of all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a huge fan of Calvin and Hobbes, I really got a kick out of THE BIG BAD WOLF AND ME, which features an equally satisfying buddy relationship. Both kids AND kids-at-heart will love seeing the friendship between the boy and the lonely wolf develop. Great story, terrific illustrations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿ve read this book to my nephew and niece a number of times and they absolutely love it! They especially love the different voices I have for the wolf and the boy. The differences in type sizes and cute faces on the characters make for fun acting out sure to make any child giggle. They love it when the wolf tries to come out with a ferocious roar, but only manages a week ¿Yip! Yip! Aroooo!¿. This is a terrific, fun book of friendship and it¿ll be sitting on my coffee table ready for my nephew and niece's next visit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a treat! The illustrations are adorable, and the story is superb. This really captures kids' natural play. Instead of being frightened by the wolf, the main character befriends him. The kid in this book is the one who gets to be goofy, scary, silly, and have a lot of fun while caring for his wolf friend. Any child who has ever built a fort, played house, wanted a pet, dressed up in costume, etc. etc. would enjoy this book. Really charming and warm. Highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The idea behind rehabilitating a lonesome wolf is certainly a sound one, if not a bit far fetched. This story's proposal to teach the wolf to scare people - and children in particular - is not in the best interests of contemporary child development or animal studies, and merely perpetuates the absolutely archaic Little Red Riding Hood image of one of the most majestic and family oriented animals on Earth. Rather than teaching the wolf to frighten young humans (a behavior which is the complete antithesis of true wolf character), perhaps the little boy should have taught the wolf the benefits of having a family for whom to care and with whom to enjoy the excitement, companionship, and bonding of that family (or wolf pack). Think also of how much more valuable a lesson it might have been in an era when we all, regardless of age, tend to stay connected electronically and not in person! I would certainly NOT recommend this book to parents of children of any age, as it is species prejudicial in its plot and theme and takes an incorrect approach to the wolf's true nature. Wolves in literature (with the general exception of Native American wolf stories) have been tormented enough. This recent book only adds to the stacks inaccurate representations and torment! More appropriate new titles for children would be 'Ahwooooooooo' and 'Winston the Book Wolf' as they are far more suitable and constructive in their presentations of wolf pup behavior within the family environment, and in their attitudes towards the wolf in general. The latter title (which is laced with subtly amusing references to the stories of old), also makes an excellent case for book time share and the importance of reading skills. For adults, 'Three Among the Wolves' and 'Never Cry Wolf' are suggested as reasonable places to begin studying this amazing animal. In addition, the books 'Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back' and 'Dog People' are suitable for children and adults.