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William McCleery, illustrated by Warren Chappell

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ISBN 10: 0208021914 / ISBN 13: 9780208021915
Published by Linnet Books, CT., 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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5 x 8 in. Red cloth boards with gilt wolf faces on spine. Signed with an inscription by McCleery, dated 1989. Condition is FINE ; this book is like brand new on all points, dazzling. DJ is NEAR FINE ; perfect, a few teensy spots on rear. Children's. Stax. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 18178

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Publisher: Linnet Books, CT.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A young father tells his five-year-old son humorous variations on the theme of a hen escaping the clutches of a wily wolf.

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Take one young boy, his father and their bedtime ritual--a story.  Five-year-old Michael has somehow managed it so that he gets to order up the basic ingredients of each night's story, whereupon Dad spins the tale and adds the embellishments.  The only thing is, Michael doles out the same essential ingredients each time:  a foppish wolf named Waldo and a hen named Rainbow.  As bedtimes go by, the stories become more and more outlandish.  Not only that, they spread out into the daytime, too!  So what used to be bedtime ritual is now an anytime-he-can-get-his-Dad-to-squeeze-in-an-eipsode arrangement.  And as the delightfully absurd story unfolds (and unfolds even more) we can't help smiling while whitnessing the eternal battle between good and evil as orchestrated by a five-year-old boy.  It's no wonder that this endearingly funny and down-to-earth class

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