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Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren…

Beware of the Storybook Wolves (2000)

by Lauren Child

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Series: Herb

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Herb loved hearing stories, but at bedtime, his mom had to take the storybook out of his room. One night the book was left in his room and the characters came to life.....He was scared.....
  CECC9 | Apr 21, 2018 |
Love, love, love. When the wolves come out of the story books then it's all over, unless you can find other characters, in other storybooks, to fight the wolves. Happily, Herb has a few books he's familiar with near to hand.

The wolves are so funny, as are the other characters who emerge. Tremendously appealing at every age, we all love this one.

Library copy. nice riff on fairy tale books
2005 Dec 7 2008 Jun 25
  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
Herb loves wolves in his story books until one night when his mom forgets to take a book out of his room and the wolves come out of the book. Fortunately he gets a little help from a fairy godmother.
  Boockk | Feb 1, 2014 |
This is a fun book to read to students after they have heard the story of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. It would be fun to discuss what we think would happen if they all met! I also love the cartoon for kids, Charlie and Lola and recognized the illustrations as soon as I saw this book.
  NancyDW | Jan 23, 2014 |
This book was so cute! It is a recreation of Little Red Riding Hood, but with a twist of other fairytales throught the book. Some young children might think its a little scary becasue of the wolf, but I think its a great book.
  aclemen1 | Apr 25, 2013 |
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Ages 4-7. Every night Herb's mother reads him a bedtime story, which often features hairy, ugly wolves. Each night, Herb tells his mother to take the book with her, "because there's a wolf inside." Sure enough, on the one night Mom forgets, two smelly wolves appear in his bedroom (one is dressed in a suit and tie; a younger one, with a patch over his eye, is dressed in knee pants). The wolves are ready to eat the boy until he tricks them into thinking little boys are only for dessert. Then what's the appetizer? So begins a wacky trip through several stories where a fairy godmother puts the young wolf into Cinderella's dress and turns the other one into a caterpillar--that's good for Red Riding Hood, who meets a caterpillar in the forest instead of a wolf. The artwork is frantic--strips of color serve as background for exuberant pen-and-watercolor pictures reminiscent of Quentin Blake's art, only kicked up one dizzy notch. This goofy tale is fractured in all the right places.
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There's nothing Herb likes better just before bed than a good, scary wolf story, the scarier and hairier the better. But each night he says to his mom, "Don't forget to take that book with you!" Herb's mother thinks that storybook wolves are not at all dangerous, but Herb doesn't want to take any chances. And then one night the unthinkable happens. One of the wolf books is accidentally left behind. And now two wolves have emerged from the storybook, hungry for a meal of little boy. Can Herb outwit the wily wolves? And what about the cantankerous witch who sneaks out of another book while Herb's not looking? With a bit of borrowed Jell-O and the help of a few other fairy-tale characters shaken out of the books by a desperate Herb, he just might make it.

Lauren Child, brilliant creator of Clarice Bean, That's Me and I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, taps into shadowy childhood fears--and vanquishes them with wit and imagination. Her clever collages use rough-cut paper and fabric patterns to fabulous effect. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

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Herb has to think fast to outwit two very unsavoury wolves that escape from his bedtime story to gobble him up. He enlists the help of the Fairy Godmother with disastrous but hilarious results!

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