Saturday, January 18, 2014

Good Little Wolf

Good Little Wolf
Nadia Shireen

Good Little Wolf

Genre: Picture Book, Fractured Fairy Tale

Summary (from Goodreads):  Once upon a time there was a wolf called Rolf - a good little wolf who liked baking cakes and was always kind to his friends. But real wolves aren't supposed to be good - they're supposed to be BIG and BAD.

Can a good little wolf still be a real wolf?

And will Rolf discover there's something big and bad lurking inside him after all?

Review: This started out as a cute little book about a wolf who chooses to be good, and refuses to be influenced by the big bad wolf who tries to lead him astray.  As I was reading it, I was thinking how it was a nice lesson in being yourself and not giving in to peer pressure.  The pictures are very cute - Mrs. Boggins reminded me of the Grandma from South Park!  But the ending ruined the story for my family.  While many kids would probably find the ending funny, my two sensitive little girls HATED it, and actually told me that we should never read this book again and take it back to the library as soon as possible.

I should add that I thought the ending was funny in a twisted kind of way, and it actually made my husband laugh out loud when he read it.  But I base my picture book reviews primarily on how my kids reacted to it, hence the low rating.

Becky, your kids (and Brian!) might really like this!

Rating: 1 star

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