Author(s): Lauren Child
Every night, Herb's mother reads him a bedtime story. Sometimes it's about a big bad wolf who terrifies little girls and their grandmothers, with his chilling growl and big yellow teeth. The story gets very nasty in the middle and everybody nearly comes to a sticky end. But, by the last page, it all turns out well and happy-ever-afterly. But what will happen to Herb when the wolves escape from his book? Will they gobble him up? Or will this, too, end happily-ever-after? Read this thrilling tale to find out - and learn what to do if the wolves ever escape from your storybook!
For a real thrill, try reading Beware of the Storybook Wolves. It will scare your socks off!
Will keep young readers on their toes from beginning to end...Every household and every classroom should have a copy School LIbrarian A surreal intertextual tale that veers from nightmare to comedy Books For Keeps A smile-provoking yarn full of fairy-tale twists New York Times A fabulous book for those who are already au fait with all the run-of-the-mill tales The Scotsman Child makes words dance and topography jitterbug, and her sly sense of humour makes both children and adults giggle...At its most profound, this is about the tremendous power of books The Guardian The subversive humour is hilarious The Children's Bookseller Lauren Child's pictures and witty yext provide an agreeable frisson of fear followed by a happy ending The Spectator A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit Junior A highly entertaining retelling of some snappy stories The Sunday Express A stunning picture book ideal for children who enjoy suspense and adventure Families West Witty, amusing with vividly coloured illustrations, this book is bound to provide plenty of laughs for parents as well as children The Sunday Tasmanian Lauren Child's spiky, humorous illustrations add enormous fun and children can't help but to laugh out loud - often just thinking about the book Carousel Hilarious Booktrust, 100 Best Books 2002 Lauren Child gives this very funny and original book some inventive twists Books For Keeps A wickedly funny book from one of the most exciting new talents around Books Magazine This goofy tale is fractured in all the right places Booklist
Lauren Child has sold over 3 million books worldwide and is considered one of the most talented children's book author/illustrators working today. She won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourites include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being met at the airport.