Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Wolf Wont Bite by Emily Gravett

A new picture book by Emily Gravett is something I look forward too.
Her last book, The Rabbit Problem, was one of those difficult books to categorise - adults loved it, but it failed to appeal to young children. The humour and details went over their heads. But the cleverness and quirkiness appealed to adults nostalgic for their own childhoods.

Wolf Wont Bite harks back to the deceptively simple repetition and rhyme of Monkey & Me, but combines humorous, clever illustrations with a moral - a leopard doesn't change it spots! Usually the wolf is the bad guy in the story of the 3 pigs. However, by the time we see this wolf jumping through circus hoops for the 3 pigs half way into the story, we sympathise with him so completely, that we delight in the turn around at the end of the book.

I can't wait to read this one out loud.

1 comment:

  1. Why wait? Just read it out loud to yourself on the way home - nobody will even NOTICE!! Honest!!!!

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