Monday, October 10, 2011

227. Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen

Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen (Canada) - (US)

Pages: 32
Ages: 4+
Finished: Oct. 9, 2011
First Published: Sept. 13, 2011
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Genre: children, picture book, fairytale retelling
Rating: 4/5


First sentence:

Are we all sitting comfortably?

Acquired:  Received a review copy from Random House Canada.

Reason for Reading: I was sent a review copy by the publisher and the book looked cute.

Adorable artwork with characters who are charming and appear so friendly.  It is their simple round eyes, not always matching, with pin prick pupils which make them so distinct.  And just turning the background colour to yellow makes the innocence disappear and a new feeling comes along with the Big Bad Wolf.  Wonderfully drawn!
A cute story that takes a spin on the Big Bad Wolf tale.  Here we have Rolf, a very Good Little Wolf, who meets up with the BBW and is taunted by him that he isn't really a wolf if he can't do the bad things *he* can do.  So Rolf is bullied into trying to blow down pig's house and howl at the moon but when BBW threatens Mrs. Boggins something happens to Good Little Wolf that will make children cheer with delight.  The twisted tale has the last laugh though with one more twist at the end that will have those who love a good *bad* ending rolling on the floor.  Very clever!

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