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The Big Bad Wolf and Me

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  155 ratings  ·  40 reviews
What would happen if a little boy met the Big, Bad Wolf and brought him home?

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Not the young hero of this thoroughly unique story. And, it seems, no one else is, either: instead of being the magnificent villain of The Three Little Pigs” or Little Red Riding Hood,” this wolf’s a wimp. So the boy decides to take the pitiful creature home and
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published August 28th 2006 by Sterling (first published August 10th 2005)
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Maggie Stiefvater
One of Thing 1 & Thing 2's favorites; one of those rare books that makes both children and adults laugh. Highly recommend, especially for boys.
What happens when a little boy finds the Big Bad Wolf in his closet? He's not so scary anymore and the boy names him Zorro, plays cowboy, and feeds him chocolate chip cookies until he regains his confidence in scaring people. Whimsical cartoon illustrations add to the appeal.Love the way the wolf is drawn -- he's so spry and full of charm. Pictures have a simple quality -- this is one of those that definitely does more with less -- such expression conveyed with so few lines! Originally published ...more
The tale of a young kid (unnamed) who befriends the Big Bag Wolf (his name is Bernard). While I liked the art style, and much of the friendship, I found multiple problematic aspects to the story which makes me loath to read this to children.

At one point the child (who while not explicitly gendered, is drawn as boys are generally drawn), tells the wolf that he (the wolf) is "too big to cry," which I think is a very damaging for little children (especially little boys) to hear, especially when co
“Big Bad Wolf and Me” by Delphine Perret was such a funny book to read. I really enjoyed reading it because of its simplicity. Based on the cover, it seems like the pictures were simple drawings, which I am a big fan of. The book is about a boy taking in a wolf that doesn’t know how to be a “Big Bad Wolf”, so the little boy takes him under his wing and teaches him how to be himself again. Throughout the journey, there are little mishaps and funny actions that the boy and the wolf portray. I love ...more
Hannah Axtelle
I really enjoyed this book. I think it would be great for kids who are right before being introduced to chapter books. The book is set up in chapters but it is still very much so a picture book. The book also resembled a comic because there were multiple illustrations on one page and each illustration usually had some dialogue. My favorite part about the book was the humor in it. The whole time the boy wanted to call the wold Zorro but his real name was Bernard. At the end the boy said if he eve ...more
Reading Level: Intermediate:
Genre: Picture Book, Fantasy
Review: This book was so cute! A little boy takes a wolf in, and attempts to turn him into the big, bad wolf he is meant to be. Although this is obviously fantasy, it feels believable. The wolf takes on many human characteristics, and his development mirrors human development. The illustrations are uniquely delightful.
Elisha Condie
This kids book is so cool. We have checked it out from the library several times (which leads me to the question, why can't I lose a book like THIS one at home, one that I WANT to keep? I only seem to lose crappy library books I have no wish to own and then find later).

This book has really simple illustrations - see the cover - of the little boy and the big, bad, wolf who he is trying to help get his big, badness back. The wolf's name is really Bernard but the kid wants to call him Zorro. There
The Big Bad Wolf And Me is a great book for children as it turns the big bad wolf story on its head. The story follows a young boy who finds a small black dog on his way home from school, but the dog turns out to be the fabled "Big Bad Wolf". Except no one believes in him anymore, so he is small, weak and afraid. The boy takes him in and goes about feeding him and training him to become the big bad wolf again, even though the wold has a bad attitude and wants no help. Eventually the wolf regains ...more
Kathy Ellen Davis
I don't know where to put this book category wise,
because it's got illustrations but it's long too.
A fun little chapter book about a boy
who finds the big bad wolf,
only, he's not so big and bad anymore.
I thought it was great fun.
Although our library has this title cataloged as a juvenile fiction, I would consider it a graphic novel for young children. This has translated well from the original French. A young boy encounters what he thinks is a dog on his way home from school. When he talks to the dog, the animal replies "I am not a dog. Leave me alone." As the conversation continues, the animal insists "I am the big bad wolf! (You know, the really scary one?). But, no one believes in the big bad wolf anymore, so what is ...more
Great idea for a picture book, but it didn't deliver. The characterization fell flat and I ended up not caring about either the characters.
Sara Jones
This book consists of 11 graphic-novel-esque chapters that will appeal to kids who are interested in comic books but not quite there yet. The story is told in simple line drawings and witty dialogue between a boy and the big, bad wolf. Except that when the boy stumbles across the big, bad wolf on his way home from school, the wolf is sad and hungry and not all that scary. But no fear, because boy takes wolf under his wing, feeds him lots of chocolate chip cookies and tries to bring the bad out o ...more
Ma série chouchou !
Des dessins en noir et blanc, simples et efficaces !
Une histoire et des dialogues hilarants !
CIP: "When the Big Bad Wolf is mistaken for a dog, he comes to live in a boy's closet and eat chocolate chip cookies."

What would you do if the Big Bad Wolf came home to live with you? Would you share your cookies and let him sleep in your bedroom closet? That's just what one boy did while helping the Wolf work on his self-confidence. A fun, easy read with clear but simple pictures that help guide the delightful story along. A great choice for ages 7 through 12, but keep in mind that it also made
A fun humorous comic looking at the Big Bad Wolf in a new light.
This book is an interesting take on kids being afraid of things. The wolf in the story is not scary at all (in fact, he doesn't even eat meat) so the little boy has to teach him how to do it.

I love the concept and the writing. Just wish the pictures were bigger--some of the text is in such a tiny font, you almost need a magnifying glass to see it. This is a picture book for older kids--it has 12 short little chapters. Would be fun to read something like this after reading some fairy tales with s
THE BIG BAD WOLF AND ME is an adorable sort of fairy tale re-telling, of the idea of the classic wolf from numerous famed fairy tales. Perret and Rowan have found a clever way to take a well know but one dimensional character and modernize him by expanding his story. I read this to my 4 year old twin boys tonight before bed and they absolutely loved it as did I. The wolf comes to life in story as well as in the fantastic little illustrations. What a fun book… Well done!
Sweet story about a little boy who encounters a wolf on his way home from school. The wolf (Bernard aka Zorro) is sad because nobody is afraid of him anymore so the little boy takes him home to live in his closet, feed him chocolate chip cookies and teach the wolf how to be scary again. Very cute!
Christa Wade
This was a "so-so"kind of book for me. My daughter sat through the whole thing, so I assume she was content with it. The storyline could have been condensed a bit, but the few words on each page and illustrations could keep a child's interests.
Justin Matott
Jun 11, 2008 Justin Matott rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone with a good sense of humor!
This is a great, simple book. I laughed out loud (at the gym) when I got to the end. I won't spoil the reason, but it is a great and funny lesson about finding your purpose and when you do, doing it to the best of your ability. I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Oct 23, 2007 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids
Shelves: children
this is an accessible book in both image and text.
it is set up to be a sort of early graphic novel in chapters. The story is very sweet and both the characters are enticing and you root for the big bad wolf and the little boy.
My 6 year old and I both adored this book. It has wonderful pictures and dialogue. It was appropriate for his reading level, though it did take us a couple of nights to get through it.
Dec 11, 2008 Cara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Cara by: Wren
Shelves: juvenile
Cute and funny story about a little boy and the big bad wolf. The wolf doesn't scare people anymore and so moves into the boy's closet. They hang out and the wolf practices being scary.
Mar 20, 2011 Dee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Wolf lovers
Recommended to Dee by: The Cover
Shelves: children-s-books
This book was laugh-out-loud funny. I loved the illustrations and the story was cute too but it was definitely the illustrations that did me in.
Ian Roditi
Yo soy un lobo como el de esta historia; ni grande, ni malo pero que sí come millones de galletas.

Y tampoco me llamo Zorro.

Pero aaaawn :3
more like graphic novel than picture book. girls enjoyed it even though it was intended for older children. remniscent of mad magazine.
LOVED this book. So cute. Has little tiny chapters and fun pictures. Great book, I highly recommend it!
Monica Edinger
We put this on the 2007 NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts list. I think it is lovely!
line drawings drive the engaging story as a relationship between the boy and the wolf unfolds.
Nicholas brought this one home from school and has been reading it to me. Truly delightful.
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