Bridget and the Gray Wolves by Pija Lindenbaum

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Synopsis

A timid girl tames a wolf pack.

Bridget is a very careful child. She never climbs on roofs or pets dogs or jumps over ditches. In fact, she's afraid of most things. But when Bridget gets lost and meets up with a pack of gray wolves in the deep, dark woods, she takes charge. First she makes them play even though they prefer to "lurk behind trees and snarl." They aren't much good at games, though. When their stomachs begin to growl, she feeds them her mud soup, and finally she puts them to bed after having sent them off to their peeing trees.

Humorous, bold art-- little, freckled Bridget in her red, hooded sweatshirt, huge shaggy, gray wolves, and tall purple pines-- perfectly compliments this very funny tale.
 

About Pija Lindenbaum

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PIJA LINDENBAUM has written and illustrated many internationally acclaimed books for children, including "When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire," the Bridget books, and "Boodil My Dog," a "New York Times Book Review" Best Illustrated Children's Book. She also illustrated Astrid Lindgren's "Mirabelle," Her books have been translated into more than ten languages. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
Published September 7, 2001 by R & S Books. 36 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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One snowy day, Bridget invites the three moose she finds sitting on her doorstep to enter—only to see them behave like the worst sort of pests: breaking her crayons, scattering toys, turning on the TV without permission, drinking from the toilet, taking over her bed, and carpeting her room with p...

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Lindenbaum’s comical, off-center art offers a sight never before seen in American picture books: wolves peeing on trees.

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In Bridget and the Moose Brothers by Pija Lindenbaum, trans.

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Fresh from her adventure with a pack of wolves (Bridget and the Gray Wolves), Bridget wanders away from the hotel pool while on vacation, and meets five offbeat sheep (they feed on ""lemon soda, cookies and old Band-Aids"") whom she teaches to swim, in Bridget and the Muttonheads by Pija Lind...

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Addressing them with big-sisterly impatience, she invents games for the wolves to play—such as hospital ("In the hospital you have to lie in straight rows, otherwise it looks sloppy")—sends them to the bathroom ("The wolves obediently go to their pee trees.

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