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Monday 6 September 2010

Review: Wolves

Title: Wolves

Author/Illustrator: Emily Gravett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $26.95 RRP

Publication Date: 2006

Format: Softcover

Language: English

ISBN: 9781405050821

Type: Picture Book

About: Here is a book with edge. Edgy pictures, edgy layout, edgy storyline.

And adorable, even if the ending is a little confronting…

Rabbit goes to the library to burrow (sic) a popular book about wolves, and as he reads it, we read along with him, learning many interesting things about this ferocious animal.

We learn they live in packs. We learn they live all over the world. We learn they have sharp claws and 42 teeth and powerful jaws. We learn they mostly eat meat, including small game like…

Needless to say, rabbit has every reason to grow increasingly wide-eyed and nervous as he reads through this book…

Thoughtfully, author/illustrator Emily Gravett gives us a soft and cushy alternative ending for more sensitive readers. And a collection of priceless illustrations in mixed media – photographs blended with and sketches and 3D pieces like library burrowing cards – make this book a interactive treasure for every rabbit (wolf) loving enthusiast.

Be prepared to giggle... on the edge of your seat.