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Retold in a contemporary manner, "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Three Little Pigs," and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" are intermingled into one tale that follows a hungry wolf in search of food.
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Wearing a snazzy lavender sports jacket (a fork perched in its pocket) and a gold ring through the top of his ear, the not-so-big, not-so-bad wolf recounts three of his adventures--in rhyming rap. Vozar is at his most ingenious in "The Hungry Wolf," where short, snappy verses alternate with longer ones to create a rousing rap rhythm as the wolf tells of his futile attempt to get his paws on three little pigs for "his pork-chop fix." But after he blows down the first two houses, his prospective dinner escapes to the third: "Three pigs are hidin'. / Their time they are bidin'. / Safe in house made of brick / With aluminum sidin'." The would-be villain fares no better in "Little Red," which ends with Little Red Rappinghood chasing him out of Granny's house. But he finally triumphs in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," wolfing down doughnuts as the young proprietor of a bakery uselessly calls for help. Adding to the gaiety are Lewin's high-spirited, loosely drawn watercolors, which include several irresistible close-ups of the shifty wolf. In short: When they read this aloud, they'll be rappin'. Grownups' toes, all of them, will be tappin'. Fingers big, fingers small, will be snappin'. And the kids--trust us here--will be clappin'. Ages 4-7.
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Three well-known tales featuring the big bad wolf, retold in witty, rhythmic rap and cleverly linked. ``He blows at his foes till his lungs feel all tattered./The pigs feel exposed `cause their house has been scattered''--but though the wolf's ``got a plan/For house infiltratin','' he's a natty dresser who boggles at the soot in the chimney and sets out for ``Little Red's'' Grandma's in hopes of an easier meal. These two feisty contemporary females also outwit him, and Red insults him, too: though he's ``feeling sort of pretty in the old lady's lace,'' she says, ``you look foolish and ugly in Granny's nightgown.'' Swearing off little girls, the wolf has better luck with junk food--at a bakery where a foolish boy has just shouted, untruthfully, ``Fire!''--so that no one believes that a wolf is devouring his doughnuts. It's all good, nonviolent fun, much abetted by Lewin's marvelous cartoon-style illustrations. Freely drawn in broad, relaxed lines that often capture a subtle nuance in a single stroke--the set of Red's mouth, the droop of a wolf's whisker--they add a lot to the characterizations and humor. Irresistible for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-10) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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