Wicked Wolf Tales

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Wicked Wolf Tales

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"Read me a story!" is a familiar plea in households everywhere, and children, reassured that all will turn out happily in the end, love to anticipate the menacing growl of the Wicked Wolf and all the other special effects that enhance good storytelling. Laura Cecil’s retellings of three classic tales Little Red Riding Hood, The Wicked Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, and Mr. W. Wolf are cleverly designed with distinctive type styles to help add realism and expression when they are read aloud, and to guide young children reading for themselves. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark in her signature eye-catching colors, this collection is a perfect bedtime or rainy-day treat.

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Laura Cecil is a well-known author and agent living in London. Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College. She won the Mother Goose Award in 1988 as the best newcomer to children's book illustration. Since then she has become internationally known for her illustrations of books by such well-known authors as Margaret Mahy, Roald Dahl and Anne Fine. Her first book for Pavilion was Thumbelina, a sensitive retelling by Jane Falloon of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. She has just won the Grinzane Junior Award 2000, and is the first-ever winner of this new international children's book award.

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Reviewed with Laura Cecil's Cunning Cat Tales.

K-Gr. 2. Each of these slim books features three folktales retold with flair, printed in fairly large type, and illustrated by charming paintings. Cunning Cat includes "Puss in Boots," "The White Cat," and "Sir Pussycat," while Wicked Wolf offers "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Wicked Wolf and the Seven Little Kids," and "Mr. W. Wolf." Though Cecil embellishes the tales a little with phrases such as, "'Mama treats me like a baby,' thought Little Red Riding Hood," the stories are well chosen and very accessible. The layout makes good use of white space. Sometimes several illustrations appear on the same double-page spread. Glowing with jewel-bright colors, the artwork provides innocent, child-friendly interpretations of the stories that might be scary for very young children. Available in both jacketed hardcover and sturdy paperback editions, these fully illustrated collections are well suited for reading aloud. Carolyn Phelan
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