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The Wolf Will Not Come
Myriam Ouyessad
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The Wolf Will Not Come

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  21 reviews
"Mom, are you sure the wolf will not come?"
"Absolutely, my rabbit."
"But how can you be so sure?" This clever story disarms childhood bedtime anxieties in an unexpected way. A small rabbit getting ready for bed questions his mother on how she can be so sure that the wolf will not come to their house. Meanwhile, on the opposite page, we follow the progress of the wolf
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 28th 2019 by Schiffer Publishing
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I can always blame the French translation. That is all I can think of. This is an odd picture book, that appears to be about a mother reassuring her frightened child that she is safe.

Nothing wrong there. It is rather cute, really, all the reasons her mother tells her that she is safe

will the wolf come?

But then, the punch line is that the child wants the wolf to come. That the wolf is a friend, and all that hiding under the covers and shaking was for...what?

Sorry, so, as I said, perhaps something got lost in the
La Coccinelle
May 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, children, netgalley
This book just has me confused. It's a story about a little rabbit who needs constant reassurance that the wolf is not on the way to their apartment in the city. Their mom keeps telling them all the reasons why the wolf couldn't reach them (it would get hit by a car in the city, it can't figure out how to use the elevator, etc.) and eventually just ends the evening with the equivalent of, "Because I said so!"

It's at this point that things really take a turn for the weird. What was, up until that
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: albums
Le lecteur se satisfait aisément de ce qu'on lui offre, personnellement je me suis totalement prise au jeu et surtout la fin m'a véritablement conquise. J'adore les twists et celui que nous sert Myriam Ouyessad, n'est peut-être pas le plus original du monde, mais il a fait son petit effet avec moi et je suis ressortie de cette lecture complètement enjouée.

Mon avis complet :
Woody Chichester
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah, irrational fear. Especially just before the lights go out. I loved this story of a bunny who is sure a Wolf will come to his apartment way up on the 5th floor. This scared little bunny's mom has an answer for every single fear, to help him not be afraid. Lovely illustrations, and a fantastic twist ending.
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have always enjoyed books that challenge set ideals that we have about the world and introducing such concepts to younger readers is a wonderfully rewarding. With a rather dry, ironic humour, Ouyessad and Badel's collaboration finds a little rabbit constantly pestering her mother, at bedtime, as to whether there are any wolves left and whether one could find them. Mummy rabbit patiently assures her inquisitive daughter that there are no more wolves and nothing to fear...but is she wrong?
May 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

During bedtime, a young rabbit asks their mother if a wolf can get in their house. Mommy reassures the young rabbit in every question. But the ending is very surprising.

Although I definitely understand and respect (even love) the concept of showing children that not everything we're afraid of is actually bad, this notion was very poorly executed in this book. It was so abrupt that I, as an adult,
Dieren worden heel vaak in prentenboeken gebruikt om een boodschap, een grappig, een spannend of een mooi verhaal te vertellen. De wolf, de vos, een hond of een konijn spelen regelmatig de hoofdrol.
In dit mooie prentenboek spelen zowel de wolf als het konijn een hoofdrol. Op tegenoverliggende bladzijden wordt in twee verhaallijnen spannend toegewerkt naar één verrassend einde.

Op de linkerpagina’s een dagelijks ritueel. Konijntje moet naar bed, het is tijd, de gordijnen gaan dicht en het vragen
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*review soon*
Debbie Smith
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
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Steff Pasciuti
I don't know whether I should spend the next couple minutes laughing or just sit with this feeling of utter confusion until it passes.The Wolf Will Not Come byMyriam Ouyessad and Illustrated by Ronan Badel is ten thousand percent not the book I expected it to be. And, I imagine, there is very little likelihood that it will be the book you expect it to be, either. It doesn't even matter, if you pick it up, that you've read this review. Honestly, I don't think anyone will ever see this particular ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A little bunny is going to bed, but he has lots of questions for his mother about wolves. She reassures him that a wolf will not come that night. Still he isn’t satisfied. She explains that wolves are not as common anymore due to hunting. She explains that they live in woods. But there is a small woods near their house. Perhaps the wolf is a very good hider too, plus he looks like a big dog. It sounds like he might be able to get to the rabbits’ house after all. Still, he has to cross traffic, ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mom is tucking her little rabbit into bed but the dialogue between the two is not very calming or comforting before he falls asleep.

"Mom, are you sure the wolf will not come?"
"Absolutely, my rabbit."
"But how can you be so sure?"

She tells him that the hunters have chased all the wolves in the area away and the remainder are hiding in the woods. Besides, if one decides to come into the city he'd be in grave danger due to the abundance of cars and the maze of streets he would have to travel. The
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm not entirely convinced that for me the twist to this fits perfectly well with all that went before, but this still makes for a good young reader. It concerns a timid young rabbit hiding in bed and needing assurance – "how can you be sure?" every page – that a wolf will find it impossible to get into their fifth-floor city flat. So it's a very recognisable situation, and the artwork really serves it all superbly well. I think you'd have to be very young to know that it wouldn't have worked ...more
Erin Buhr
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
Oh man do I identify with this conversation. I've had similar ones with my child at bedtime. The kind that go on and on with endless questions and me attempting to rationally explain why something irrational will not happen. Kids will see themselves in the sweet little bunny and worry about that wolf coming but that's where the best part comes in. The ending is the absolute best. The parent / child relationship is well captured in the writing and the sweetest of the illustrations makes what ...more
Alicia Evans
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Molly Cluff (Library!)
A bit odd? A mom rabbit reassures her little rabbit that a wolf could not find them. (on the opposite side of the page are images of a wolf doing exactly that). At the end, the wold shows up at their door with a birthday present. I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be a humorous book or a comforting book (the end made it seem humorous, but it was just off-putting).
Jennifer B.
Cute picture book with a twist.
Kirsti Call
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Good for anxious kids...
Carmen (TheReadingTrashQueen)
I love this bunny, I see myself in them. That's what happens when mothers don't give satisfying answers! Lovely twist ending as well!
Coline (Flamyoi)
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Une très jolie histoire pour les enfants (et les parents), avec des dessins agréables et des pages épurées.
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