Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child
  

Beware of the Storybook Wolves

Written by Lauren Child
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RRP £6.99

Synopsis

Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child

For a real thrill, try reading Beware of the Storybook Wolves from Children's Laureate Lauren Child. It will scare your socks off!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 MedalShortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal

Reviews

This goofy tale is fractured in all the right places * Booklist * A wickedly funny book from one of the most exciting new talents around * Books Magazine * Lauren Child gives this very funny and original book some inventive twists * Books For Keeps * Hilarious * Booktrust, 100 Best Books 2002 * 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 * Witty, amusing with vividly coloured illustrations, this book is bound to provide plenty of laughs for parents as well as children * The Sunday Tasmanian * A stunning picture book ideal for children who enjoy suspense and adventure * Families West * A highly entertaining retelling of some snappy stories * The Sunday Express * A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit * Junior * Lauren Child's pictures and witty yext provide an agreeable frisson of fear followed by a happy ending * The Spectator * The subversive humour is hilarious * The Children's Bookseller * 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 * A fabulous book for those who are already au fait with all the run-of-the-mill tales * The Scotsman * A smile-provoking yarn full of fairy-tale twists * New York Times * A surreal intertextual tale that veers from nightmare to comedy * Books For Keeps * Will keep young readers on their toes from beginning to end...Every household and every classroom should have a copy * School LIbrarian *

About the Author

Lauren Child

The Children's Laureate

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.

Lauren Child is the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Of the role she said, “I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure. In an increasingly fast paced world, children need the freedom to dream and imagine; to enjoy reading, drawing and telling their own stories without value judgement or restraint”.

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children’s books to “celebrate outstanding achievement in their field and recognise the important contribution children’s literature makes to cultural life”. Child’s tenure will run until June 2019, which will mark 20 years since the post was inaurgurated by Quentin Blake and since Child published her first book.

Child revealed that that Blake was a huge inspiration to her. “When I was little, it never occurred to me to think of authors and illustrators as actual human beings," she said. "Then I saw Quentin on television live drawing on “Jackanory”, so he became a real-life illustrator to me and that made it something it was possible to become.”

Other previous post-holders include Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Malorie Blackman.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

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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