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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. WOLVES 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.
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I doubt Emily Gravett has looked into a wolf's eyes, as I did that day. If she did, I am not sure how she could write a book that continues to promote a stereotype so detrimental to one of the most beautiful, sensitive and complex members of the animal kingdom.
Fri 24 Jul 2015 0. 6 EDT Last modified on Thu 22 Feb 2018 1. 7 EST. Ten years ago I was having a brilliant year.
Emily Gravett (born 1972) is an English author and illustrator of children's picture books. For her debut book published in 2005 and again two years later, she won the annual Kate Greenaway Medal recognising the year's best-illustrated British children's book (no one has won three). Emily Gravett was born in Brighton, England, the second daughter of a printmaker and an art teacher.
Emily Gravett, Wolves (Simon and Schuster, 2006) Wolves was an award winner overseas before finally getting published here in America, and it's easy to see why. This is a brilliant little book, funny and informative and supremely disgusting no matter what your moral stance. It's a must, especially if you've got kids. A rabbit borrows a book on wolves (written, in true meta fashion, by Emily Grrrabbit) and reads it on his way home from the library, so absorbed that he never notices that the path has hanged under his feet as he's walking.
Wolves was Emily Gravett's debut book, winning her the Macmillan Prize for Illustration and her first CILIP Kate Greenaway Award. We, too, have been swallowed up by the book.
I love Emily Gravett's work, she's one of my favourite author/illustrators. Her drawings are whimsical and amusing. What I love about this book is the Easter eggs she's thrown in that might only be understood by adults. For example, the inside cover with "Emily Grrrabbit" as the author. She builds up the suspense in this book nicely as G. Rabbit is stalked through the pages by the wolf though there's a tongue in cheek "disclaimer" that no rabbits were hurt during the making of this book! This book is both informative (with all the wolf facts) and funny. I would however recommend it for older children as smaller ones might be upset by the wolf and the ending.
Emily Gravett was born in Brighton, England, the second daughter of a printmaker and an art teacher. Wolves was followed by such brilliant modern classics as Orange Pear Apple Bear, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, Again! and the exquisite Tidy. She left school at 16 and travelled the UK for eight years, living in a big green bus with her partner and their daughter. Each book is unique and different from the last – and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily now lives in Brighton with her family.