Synopses & Reviews
A brand new paperback edition of the picture book by the creator of Clarice Bean, including a new author letter from Lauren Child The story of Herb's disastrous night when the wolves escape from his favorite storybook is packed with drama, humor, and wit—not least Herb's, as he tries to escape being eaten by the wolves. The one night his mom forgets to take his scariest storybook out of his bedroom, the wolves come to life, and Herb must turn for help to other fairy tale characters, like Cinderella's fairy godmother. This is a hilarious tale for young readers who know very well the pleasures of scary stories.
"Exuberant pen-and-watercolor pictures reminiscent of Quentin Blake's art, only kicked up one dizzy notch. This goofy tale is fractured in all the right places." —Booklist
"Child succeeds in dramatizing ambivalence to scary books, which provide excitement but harbor nightmarish creatures in their pages." —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Lauren Child has sold more than three million books worldwide. She is the author of the Clarice Bean series, which includes Utterly Me, Clarice Bean; as well as the Charlie and Lola series, which includes I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, for which she won the Kate Greenaway Medal. She also was shortlisted for the Greenaway and bronze runner up for the Smarties Prize for Beware of the Storybook Wolves.