Wolf Won't Bite! by Emily Gravett

Wolf Won't Bite!

Written by Emily Gravett

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Shortlisted for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.

The Judges said: A book full of beautifully visualised comic touches. Every line works, and the more you read it, the more you see. The pigs are wonderful comic creations. The text is always part of the picture and the typography perfectly fits the action. Outstanding.


Roll up! Roll up! Kate Greenaway medal winner Emily Gravett will make children laugh uproariously as the foolish pigs risk all. The three circus-owning pigs make the wolf the star of their show. They can make him stand on a stool, jump through a hoop, and be fired from a canon – and still he won’t bite… Watching the wolf’s expression, children will relish the power struggle and love the last laugh!


Wolf Won't Bite! by Emily Gravett

Sure to strike a chord with anyone who has both a pet and a young child, this is a very funny and playful story with a snappy ending!


"Everything that Emily Gravett turns her pen to is gold . . . another outstanding work of elegance, suspense and insight into a child’s inner feelings." - The Times

"Children will roar with pleasure" - Observer

"Full of vitality and movement from beginning to end" - Scotsman

About the Author

Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.

Emily Gravett is an author/illustrator of exceptional talent. Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, her sharp wit and seemingly effortless drawing have created such brilliant picture books as Wolves, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and their two dogs, Otto and Edith.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett’s distinctive illustrations are always full of wit bringing the unexpected into stories and injecting them all with delightful humour. There’s magic in Spells as a frog turns himself into a handsome prince – well, almost!, excellent advice for rabbits on how to spot the danger of wolves in Wolves, lots of useful tips on how to be braver than you feel in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, a thoughtful exploration of how home often turns out to be best despite feelings of wanderlust in Meerkat Mail, a celebration of exuberant movement in Monkey and Me and a fresh and delightful look at Dogs.

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32 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

3rd February 2012




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