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3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  393 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
Little Wolf's Book of Badness Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to his uncle's Big Bad Wolf school to learn to be a proper wolf. Full description
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 5th 2001 by Collins (first published 1995)
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Melissa Mcavoy
Little Wolf is sent away by his parents because he has not been behaving badly enough. In disconsolate and hilarious letters home, Little Wolf chronicles his journey to Uncle Bigbad's Cunning College For Brute Beasts and his efforts to learn the Nine Rules of Badness. Ross’s ink drawings perfectly capture the charm of Little Wolf as he struggles to be bad enough to come home. Whybrow’s text is full of great real, and imagined, vocabulary.
This is one of the funniest, most irreverent and charming
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Anna
Yes! Finally!
I don't remember reading such a short children's book (my edition is 143 pages)for sooo long... Unbelievable!

Despite a really promising beginning, filled with a bunch of laugh out loud bits, I felt rather annoyed closer to the half way point. I couldn't make myself excited by anything in it. More than that, the last 30 pages were dragging so hard that I almost DNFed this little read.
You know what, I felt relieved straight after the finish line, and don't think it's a good sigh.
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Altivo Overo
Dec 22, 2014 Altivo Overo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: furry fans, wolf fans, all who enjoy whimsy
While this appears to have been written for perhaps third to fourth year readers, it has much whimsy and clever illustrations that will appeal to many adults. Little Wolf's parents are worried that he is too much of a "Goody Four-Paws" and decide to send him to his Uncle Bigbad who will teach him to be a properly Bad wolf. He sets off reluctantly, fortified by a supply of rabbit rolls (hilariously illustrated, even though I'm rather fond of my rabbits staying alive) and in the end has quite an a ...more
Steph
May 01, 2013 Steph rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan of this book. It was super disappointing because I thought it'd be an awesome chapter book to go with our fractured fairy tale unit. (I guess technically Little Red Riding Hood was briefly mentioned, but that still doesn't make this a true fractured fairy tale to me.) I hated the spelling errors and strange phrasing that his uncle would say, and I guess the whole story overall had potential and just didn't turn out to be very funny or entertaining. The uncle was creepy, and not in a wa ...more
Diana
Dec 09, 2014 Diana rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Great idea, format, and especially illustration, but writing/story is so dry and slow that I can't even give it enough patience to finish it.
Riikka
Kaikki tietävät, että susien tulee olla ilkeitä, mutta Pikku Suden vanhemmat ovat huolissaan, että heidän pojastaan onkin kasvamassa kiltti. Siksi he kähettävät Pikku Suden kauas Räyhämetsän Kieroilukouluun, jossa Setä Isopaha voi opettaa hänelle yhdeksän ilkeilylakia. Matka on kuitenkin pitkä, eivätkä Setä Isopaha ja Kieroilukoulu oikein vastaakaan Pikku Suden odotuksia. Mutta Pikku Susi on päättänyt oppia ilkeilylait, jotta isä ja äiti antaisivat hänen tulla takaisin kotiin.

Muistan lukeneeni t
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Laure
Nov 24, 2013 Laure rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderfully funny children’s book series stars "Little Wolf", the goody-goody nephew of Uncle Bigbad (aka The Big Bad Wolf). Melissa Mcavoy reviews the first in the series, Little Wolf’s Book of Badness in goodreads.com and provides this summation: “Little Wolf is sent away by his parents because he has not been behaving badly enough. In disconsolate and hilarious letters home, Little Wolf chronicles his journey to Uncle Bigbad's Cunning College For Brute Beasts and his efforts to learn the Ni ...more
Mrs. Wynn
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Yasmin Raja
Sep 01, 2013 Yasmin Raja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Little Wolf’s Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow is modern classic tale incorporating guest appearances of traditional fairy tales, ingeniously captivating a child’s attention, in a witty plot of a small wolf embarking on a journey to learn how to be a proper bad wolf.

Written in the format of a series of letters, it is an enjoyable read for children between the ages of 8 to 11. The letters come to life with quirky illustrations by Tony Ross, whom portrays Little Wolf as a cute and miniature char
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Kate Z
Jan 05, 2013 Kate Z rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: will-s-books
I remember the picture book that stemmed from this easy reader book. This book is a super easy read (Will read it cover to cover in under an hour and that was with stopping for comprehension checks along the way) and would be good for a kindergarten reader who is ready for easy chapter books. I think it was a little on the "little kid" side of things - while Will was amused by Little Wolf (and he liked the Adventure School that he and his cousins were going to start at the end of the book ... th ...more
Emily
3rd booktalk
Can anybody tell me a couple of words that might describe the Big Bad Wolf?
You know – the one from Little Red Riding Hood.

Those sounds great – so, any wolf in the Big Bad family should probably act the same way, right? They should be mean, eat little girls and their grandmothers, and generally just nasty.
Well…………..
Meet Little Wolf. He’s… not bad. Not bad at all. But, with an uncle like Bigbad, Little’s family thinks maybe he can learn. Little Wolf’s Book of Badness is Little’s dia
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Leah
Mar 24, 2015 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Younger readers - more likely, boys
Recommended to Leah by: My Teacher - Mrs Collins
Shelves: childrens
It's sad that I can hardly remember this book, but I can certainly remember thinking it was amazing. I would have been about five at the time, and I read it in an afternoon I spent at mum's work, and loved it so much I typed out the 9 rules of badness on a type-writer! Shows how long ago this was!

I loved the whole being sent to school to learn how to be bad, and I loved that the whole book was simply a series of letters from little wolf to his parents, explaining his adventures. I loved all the
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Shelly
Nov 20, 2014 Shelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this to lead a Battle of the Books discussion. It was a cute story and my fourth graders loved the story and I was pleasantly surprised at how many details they remembered. That made every second of reading the book worth it.
Tiffany
See my full review here: http://misstiffreads.blogspot.com/201...

Little Wolf writes letters home as he journeys to his Uncle Bigbad's school of badness and tries to convince his parents to let him come home because he was only be good as a joke. Little Wolf describes his situation with all of the gloominess of a typical letter from camp. Once at his uncle's, he finds that the school is in complete disrepair and that his uncle is the very definition of bad. But, after a chance meeting with a scou
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Cathy Douglas
Jan 25, 2009 Cathy Douglas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read for elementary-aged kids and their parents. This whole series is so much fun, my son couldn't wait for Whybrow to publish more. I didn't read them to him; he read them a couple times on his own and then read them to me. And they were funner'n bake beans!

Sam wrote Mr. Whybrow a note to tell him how much he liked these books, and we were thrilled when the author sent a hand-written reply, complete with some cute stickers.

The whole series is funny and charming, and the illustratio
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JustOneMoreBook.com
Full of snappy wit and hilariously scrawled illustrations, these clever and sweetly cheeky adventures crack us up not only as we read them but again and again as we toss about their hilarious expressions in our daily life.

Other Little Wolf books which we have read and often rave about:

* Badness for Beginners
* Little Wolf’s Diary of Daring Deeds (Little Wolf)
* Little Wolf’s Handy Book of Poems (Little Wolf)
* Little Wolf’s Haunted Hall for Small Horrors (Little Wolf)



Listen to our chat about th
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Eliza
Feb 21, 2015 Eliza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was really funny! The children's librarian recommended it to me. The book is a series of letters written by Little Wolf to his parents and he humorously shares his feelings.
Kay Carman
Feb 23, 2016 Kay Carman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to his uncle's Big Bad Wolf school to learn to be a proper wolf.
Karly
Mar 05, 2014 Karly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a cute book!
I remember really liking the map that went along with this book so you could follow Little Wolf during his journey.
Lora
May 06, 2008 Lora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
This book holds the reader’s attention with its different format, similar to Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. However, the crazy antics of Little Wolf’s adventures can’t compare to those of Clementine, Moxy, or Eddice Dickens. This fractured fairytale, with its explosion of originality, may draw in some readers from the fantasy and folklore genre, but not the over powering popularity of the realistic fiction audience among beginning readers. Overall Whybrow’s story is ...more
Andd Becker
Mar 11, 2015 Andd Becker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fifty letters to Mom and Dad Wolf will entertain fourth and fifth grade readers.
Leon Craig
Sep 29, 2013 Leon Craig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was written in a very interesting way and it had me howling with laughter.

In the beginning of the book we meet Little Wolf who is cheerful and cheeky wolf cub. He gets sent off to Cunning College, a place where wolves learn how to be bad.

When he gets to Cunning College he meets Uncle Big Bad who is fearsome beast who gets furious when laughed at. He is the only teacher at the school.

Little Wolf learns eight of the nine rules of badness and Ian Wybrows style of writing made me
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Jackie
Poor little wolf, he has been way too good. He needs to learn his lessons and fast . So, Mom and Dad sent him to Uncle's Cunning College for Brute Beasts to be instructed in the 9 Rules of Badness. Its a long, lonely trek to Uncle's house, but he makes it! There he finds a grumpy, self-serving, mean excuse for an uncle. Perfect!

But, Little Wolf just can't quite follow all the rules and things turn topsy-turvy. Friends becomes enemies and enemies become friends (sort-of). Little Wolf finds a ne
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Cecilia
Jun 13, 2016 Cecilia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that I remember really fondly from my childhood.
Matteo
Sep 15, 2015 Matteo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uno dei libri della mia infanzia che ricordo con più affetto.
Elham
Mar 29, 2015 Elham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very cute; I loooooove the little wolf. :)
Kathleen Chen
Nov 12, 2007 Kathleen Chen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People that likes to read
This book might be fore the younger kinds, but I love this book. The little wolf is so cute! This book is about how does a good wolf to be a bad wolf. The little wolf's mom and dad want the little wolf to be bad as a real wolf, so they send him away how to be bad! The most cute part is when the little wolf write the letter to his parent, the letter always has a accidentally drop on it. Is so cute, the whole book is full of cuteness!!!! I love this book. Is very fun to read with your family. I d ...more
Noah
Sep 09, 2016 Noah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it !!!!!!!!!!!! awsome this series is amazing thank YOU!!!!!!! whybrow best book i have ever read
Dani
Apr 11, 2015 Dani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015, spanish
Very cute
Sasha
Apr 06, 2016 Sasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
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