Then I may have found the perfect book for you to tempt them with.
Aaron Blabey has ventured away from picture book territory into early reader land with The Bad Guys: Episode One.
In an attempt to convince us all that the Big Bad Wolf is simply misunderstood, Blabey presents Mr Wolf (with a nod to Tarantino noir) as the narrator of this story about bad guys turned good.
Full of humour, intelligence and lots of fast pacing, the bad guys struggle to come to terms with their new and improved roles.
An unlikely partnership evolves as these traditional baddies get in touch with their kinder, softer sides!
Full of the trademark quirky Blabey style, easy to read format with large exciting fonts, oodles of pictures and quick chapters, The Bad Guys has award winning hit series written all over it.
Guaranteed to amuse children and adults alike.