Simon Puttock Big Bad Wolf Is Good

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Big Bad Wolf Is Good

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9780806995700: Big Bad Wolf Is Good

Poor Wolf—he’s so lonely! Nobody wants to be his friend.
Not the ducklings, not the goslings, not the fuzzy yellow chicks. “Perhaps it’s because
I’m big and scary,” he thinks. “Perhaps it’s because I’m bad, bad, bad.” Then he has a bright idea: What if he changes his ways and becomes good? What if he does a noble deed?
But, none of the animals will listen when Wolf tries to tell them about his new plan.
They just flee in terror, slamming the door right in his face. Then something really awful happens: one of the ducklings disappears and everybody thinks Wolf has eaten him all up. Can the Big Bad Wolf prove he didn’t have duck for dinner—and bring the lost little baby safely home? A charming and delightfully fractured fairy tale about friendship, and a
wonderful example for children that a person can change, with sweet and funny
illustrations that will delight youngsters over and over again.

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reSchool-K-A lonely wolf wants friends, which is not easy for someone with a big, bad reputation. He tries to be good but hardly gets out a polite greeting when Mrs. Goose and her goslings run into their house, slamming their door behind them. The wolf then decides to be useful and good, but his offer to baby-sit for Mrs. Chicken is rejected. His efforts to save baby duck result in a third slammed door-until Mrs. Duck opens it and invites the teary-eyed wolf in for tea. Full-color cartoon drawings cover most pages and spreads. In most cases, expressive faces reinforce the mood and action of the text, and the sad creature's large oval eyes, soft brown fur, and blue overalls offset his pointy teeth, snout, and ears to make him look more gentle than threatening. There are enough youngsters out there who get frightened by the multitude of big bad wolf stories so that having one around that shows a gentle side may be beneficial.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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