Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child
  

Synopsis

Beware of the Storybook Wolves by 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 chilling growl and big yellow 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 well and happy-ever-afterly. But what will happen to Herb when the wolves escape from his book? Will they gobble him up? Or will this, too, end happily-ever-after? Read this thrilling tale to find out - and learn what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook! From the creator of the award-winning, best-selling Charlie and Lola series. Winner of the Smarties Book Prize Bronze Medal Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal

Reviews

Will keep young readers on their toes from beginning to end...Every household and every classroom should have a copy School LIbrarian 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

About the Author

Lauren Child

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since
published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring
the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won
numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and
the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning
TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

7th July 2011

ISBN

9781408314807


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