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Good Little Wolf by Nadia Shireen
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May 10, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books
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What a brilliant book! It's the story of a little wolf, Rolf, who meets the Big Bad Wolf of traditional tale fame. Rolf tries to be a big bad wolf, but he can't howl, asks permission to blow down a little pig's house (unsuccessfully) and doesn't want to eat up his kind friend, Mrs Boggins. Instead, he ties up the big bad wolf in her knitting wool and they all have tea. The ending is unclear (at least, to children; I'm sure that adults will guess what happens), but I doubt that children will be scared or upset if they guess it; I bet they'll find it funny. I think adults often project concerns onto children that they don't have.

I think that this would be a great book to read at the end of a week/ unit on traditional tales in literacy, or to share as a hometime story. I think children who are familiar with the Three Little Pigs or Little Red Riding Hood would enjoy it more. I'd also use it as a guided reading text for higher ability Y1- lower ability Y3.

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