Considered boring by all the other animals in the woods, Boris the boar is delighted to meet a big, hairy stranger who is willing to listen to him, until he discovers that the stranger is hungry wolf with ulterior motives.
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PreSchool-K-- Boris is an outgoing young boar, but every time he meets potential friends in the forest they get tired of his tedious talking and run off. In his loneliness, he mistakes a hairy stranger, whom all but Boris can recognize as a wolf, for a friend and is almost eaten. In desperation, the boar asks his captor about himself and discovers that he, too, is quite chatty. The two find they actually like one another and, once he's set free, Boris uses his newfound listening skills to make friends with Pansy, a pretty pig. The text makes good use of its verbal pun without going overboard. Despite some quick transitions, the story is well developed and has a satisfying conclusion. Bold watercolor illustrations help to enliven it. The animals dominate each page with expansive body gestures and revealing facial expressions. The wolf convincingly changes from a menacing threat to a gentle friend. Children will not be bored with Boris.
-Martha Topol, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
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Book Description Atheneum, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027476626
Book Description Atheneum, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110027476626