A giggles-guaranteed picture book from the acclaimed Emily Gravett, starring three little pigs and a wolf who (maybe) won’t bite.
I can stand him on a stool!
I can dress him in a bow...
I can ride him like a horse but
WOLF WON’T BITE!
Come along on a wild circus adventure about three little pigs who have captured a wild wolf. They can make him do all sorts of tricks, but don’t worry—he would NEVER bite.
From award-winning and beloved creator Emily Gravett, Wolf Won’t Bite! contains charming text that begs to be read aloud, and quirky humor fills every page of this playful take on “The Three Little Pigs.”
Gravett (Blue Chameleon) lets three watercolor-and-pencil circus pigs do the storytelling as they capture a wolf and trot it through an embarrassing series of performances, pushing it right to the edge of its wolfly patience. "I can stand him on a stool!" the pompous ringmaster pig says while the wolf poses obediently, holding up a paw. "I can dress him in a bow," says a pig in a tutu, the wolf adorned with an enormous red ribbon. "I can ride him like a horse," says the third pig, who wears a strongman's suit and balances on the wolf's back, "but Wolf won't bite!" he proclaims, concluding with three staccato syllables that children will quickly learn to shout in chorus. Delicious circus-style lettering marches across the pages as the pigs grow ever bolder with the wolf. The black, white, and red palette recalls Ian Falconer's Olivia, and the pigs have some of her in-your-face bombast, but it's Gravett's wolf who's the sympathetic character in this case. Readers who see themselves as pushed and prodded by similarly obnoxious adults will let out a sigh of relief when the wolf rebels. Ages 2 6.