Wolves by Emily Gravett

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What do wolves really like to eat? It isn't little girls in red hoods.
Rabbits shouldn't believe what they read in fairy tales, but this book has the facts.

(This book follows the National Carroticulum.)

About Emily Gravett

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Emily Gravett is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including the Kate Greenaway Award–winning Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears. She is also the author and illustrator of Again! (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award), Wolf Won’t Bite!, Blue Chameleon, The Rabbit Problem, Dogs, Spells, The Odd Egg, Monkey and Me, Orange Pear Apple Bear, and Meerkat Mail. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.
Published February 25, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like many postmodern picture books, the mixed-media illustrations call attention to the book itself, and establish an ironic relationship between the deadpan text and the endearingly expressive rabbit stalked by the slavering wolf.

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Publishers Weekly

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When Rabbit goes to West Bucks Public Burrowing Library and becomes immersed in a book called Wolves, he can't wait to start reading, and buries his moist little nose in its pages on his way home. In

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From hiding in Grandma’s bed to demolishing pig houses, the wolf is a stock character in children’s stories. The wily one also headlines the bill in WOLVES (Simon & Schuster, $15.95, ages 4 to 8), a picture book written and illustrated by Emily Gravett. Although full of facts about wolf physiolog...

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Publishers Weekly

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Children will notice the appearance, menacingly close to Rabbit, of certain furry and very large animal parts: ""They have sharp claws..."" Rabbit's book tells him, while four hairy legs dwarf the long-eared hero, who stands between two evil-looking claws, ""bushy tails..."" which Rabbit, not loo...

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Look closely, however, and you'll notice that Rabbit's red book looks exactly like the book you're reading.

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Common Sense Media

The author's assurance that no rabbit was harmed in the making of this book, and her alternative ending in which both become friends, may be a comfort to some readers who find themselves horrified at the ending.

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An alternative ending stresses that this is a work of fiction, and the vegetarian wolf becomes the rabbit's best friend.

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