Friday, 11 October 2013

Picture Book Review – Wolf Won’t Bite! – Emily Gravett (Author & Illustrator)

Picture Book Review – Wolf Won’t Bite! – Emily Gravett (Author & Illustrator)

Recommended for – Toddlers, Younger Readers

The Three Little Pigs have finally won! They’ve captured the wolf and are proudly showing off to audiences how they can do anything they want to him and he won’t bite! Although, I’m not certain that I’d be that confident – after all, he’s still a wolf…

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, Emily Gravett’s books often have something a little bit different that makes them stand out from the crowd. In this case, it’s a twist on the Three Little Pigs story, with the pigs having captured the wolf and claiming to have tamed him. You’ll spend the entire book convinced that any second the wolf is going to snap his jaws, as the pigs taunt him with more and more daring actions, and pay off is sure to make adults and children laugh alike.

The illustrations are lovely as ever, and make fantastic use of the space on the page. It’s easy to see why she’s a two-time Kate Greenaway winner. The whole package is a wonderful twist on a classic fairy tale, and the perfect accompaniment to a story session on fairy tales.


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