Beware of the Storybook Wolves (Paperback)Lauren Child (author)
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For a real thrill, try reading Beware of the Storybook Wolves. It will scare your socks off! A fun-filled picture book with a fairytale twist, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.
Every night, Herb's mother reads him a bedtime story. Sometimes it's about a big bad wolf who terrifies little girls and their grandmothers with his growl and his sharp teeth. The story gets very nasty in the middle and everybody nearly comes to a sticky end. But, by the last page, it all turns out happily-ever-afterly.
But what will happen to Herb when the wolves escape from his book? Will they gobble him up? Or will it all end happily-ever-after?
Equally loved by children young and old, this hilarious picture book is perfect for sharing together. From the creator of the award-winning, best-selling Charlie and Lola series!
Winner of the Smarties Book Prize Bronze Medal
"A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit" Junior
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 264 g
Dimensions: 298 x 252 x 6 mm
A surreal intertextual tale that veers from nightmare to comedy * Books For Keeps *
A smile-provoking yarn full of fairy-tale twists * New York Times *
A fabulous book for those who are already au fait with all the run-of-the-mill tales * The Scotsman *
Child makes words dance and topography jitterbug, and her sly sense of humour makes both children and adults giggle...At its most profound, this is about the tremendous power of books * The Guardian *
The subversive humour is hilarious * The Children's Bookseller *
Lauren Child's pictures and witty yext provide an agreeable frisson of fear followed by a happy ending * The Spectator *
A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit * Junior *
A highly entertaining retelling of some snappy stories * The Sunday Express *
A stunning picture book ideal for children who enjoy suspense and adventure * Families West *
Witty, amusing with vividly coloured illustrations, this book is bound to provide plenty of laughs for parents as well as children * The Sunday Tasmanian *
Lauren Child's spiky, humorous illustrations add enormous fun and children can't help but to laugh out loud - often just thinking about the book * Carousel *
Hilarious * Booktrust, 100 Best Books 2002 *
Lauren Child gives this very funny and original book some inventive twists * Books For Keeps *
A wickedly funny book from one of the most exciting new talents around * Books Magazine *
This goofy tale is fractured in all the right places * Booklist *
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