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Good Little Wolf

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Publisher Comments:

Rolf, a small, gentle wolf, lives with Mrs. Boggins, who tells him he is a good little wolf. But when he meets up with a large, ferocious wolf, he is told that he isn't a real wolf. Wolves aren't little and good—they are big and bad. To prove he is a real wolf,  the old wolf  tells Rolf he must perform certain tasks, such as blowing down a little pig's house. Rolf is a total failure . . . until the big bad wolf urges him to do something unspeakable to old Mrs. Boggins. Then the good little wolf proves that he can stand up to the big bad bully. Or so it seems. More mature readers may find a different ending that could lead to a great discussion! Using familiar storybook characters and an endearing new hero,  Nadia Shireen makes her debut in this winning picture book.

Review:

"For her debut, Shireen borrows some familiar characters — the toothy wolf, the home-owning pig, the sweet-tempered grandmother — making her story a bit like a party where you already know most of the guests. Wide-eyed Rolf, the good little wolf of the title, eats his vegetables and is always nice to his friends, but he can't howl properly or blow his friend Little Pig's house down. When a Big Bad Wolf threatens his elderly friend Mrs. Boggins (who looks like she just wandered in from South Park), 'something quite strange came over Rolf. He felt an unfamiliar, wild feeling growing inside him.' In a droll parody of the classic werewolf transformation, wide-eyed, stumpy Rolf becomes a monster with fangs and claws, foiling the Big Bad Wolf in a particularly satisfying way. Shireen's tight pacing and economical prose push the story forward, and her words and pictures play smartly off each other. The sinister twist ending comes out of the blue, proving that Good Little Wolves are indeed a rare breed — there's one less of them around after the last page is turned. Ages 4 — 8 (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

NADIA SHIREEN has been drawing all her life and recently received her MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in England. This is her first picture book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375869044
Author:
Shireen, Nadia
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals - Wolves
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Wolves
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.76 x 9.62 x 0.41 in 1.065 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

Related Subjects


Children's » Animals » Wolves and Coyotes
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Bullying
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Peer Pressure

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Product details 32 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375869044 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For her debut, Shireen borrows some familiar characters — the toothy wolf, the home-owning pig, the sweet-tempered grandmother — making her story a bit like a party where you already know most of the guests. Wide-eyed Rolf, the good little wolf of the title, eats his vegetables and is always nice to his friends, but he can't howl properly or blow his friend Little Pig's house down. When a Big Bad Wolf threatens his elderly friend Mrs. Boggins (who looks like she just wandered in from South Park), 'something quite strange came over Rolf. He felt an unfamiliar, wild feeling growing inside him.' In a droll parody of the classic werewolf transformation, wide-eyed, stumpy Rolf becomes a monster with fangs and claws, foiling the Big Bad Wolf in a particularly satisfying way. Shireen's tight pacing and economical prose push the story forward, and her words and pictures play smartly off each other. The sinister twist ending comes out of the blue, proving that Good Little Wolves are indeed a rare breed — there's one less of them around after the last page is turned. Ages 4 — 8 (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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