When a Wolf Is Hungry

When a Wolf Is Hungry


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ALA Youth Media Awards: 2018 Batchelder Honor Award Winner

A darkly humorous tale with a twist ending

Edmond Bigsnout, lone wolf that he is, loves his solitary cabin in the woods. But lately he's been craving urban rabbit for dinner, so he travels into the city to catch one. Unfortunately, the rabbit has a lot of neighbors—who mistake Edmond for a kind and helpful resident! Perhaps Edmond can become a good neighbor, despite his bad intentions.

Readers of all ages will devour this story about a wolf who decides that if you can't eat them, join them.

Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2017
Cooperative Children's Book Center’s "CCBC Choices 2018”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802854827
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 590,053
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Christine Naumann-Villemin began her career as a speech therapist, inventing stories for her young patients. Today, Christine is a professor and librarian living in France. She tests her story ideas on her three children, cat, and hamster.

Kris Di Giacomo is an American who has lived in Paris since childhood. She has illustrated over twenty-five picture books, including Take Away the A (Enchanted Lion), which was named an ALA Notable Book in 2015. Visit her website at www.krisdigiacomo.com.

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When a Wolf Is Hungry 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
This book is rather strange - dark humor I guess. Edmund the wolf is determined to find a city rabbit to eat. He starts out with a knife, but he forgets it in the elevator. Then he goes home for a chainsaw and someone borrows that from him. With each new weapon, someone in the apartment building interrupts his plans. They all think he's a new neighbor, and they plan a rather nice surprise for him. Maybe kids would find this book funny. I don't know. I found it rather morbid, which usually doesn't bother me, but this book rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps because of the weapons? I'm not big on violence or weapons meant to cause violence. http://www.momsradius.com/2017/11/kid-lit-when-wolf-is-hungry.html