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eBook Wolves ePub

by Emily Gravett

  • ISBN: 1416914919
  • Category: Animals
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Emily Gravett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; F First American Edition edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 40
  • ePub book: 1303 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1686 kb
  • Other: mbr azw lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 421

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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.

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, but this book has the facts. (This book follows the National Carroticulum.)

Comments

Anararius Anararius
I saw this book at my local library one day after story time and gave it a read. I was horrified and utterly appalled at this story, yet it made me laugh harder than I've laughed in a while. After I finished it, I immediately knew I had to buy it for my sister who has a dry, dark sense of humor. We've had a longstanding joke about how she loves wolves which can be vicious and ferocious while I love sweet, cuddly, innocent rabbits so this book was the perfect gag gift for her birthday.
Oh yes, my sister happens to be 28 years old so this book was age-appropriate for her, while I chose NOT to read it to my 2 year old, who doesn't quite understand all about the great circle of life yet.
watchman watchman
Big bad wolves. We all know they're out there. Right? There's no denying it. So if you go to the Burrowing Library to check out a book on wolves, you do know to look right and left on your way home. Look behind you. Keep a 360 going because wolves are known to sneak up on you.

Tell that to our Bunny. You know how they are--they like to be scared! What's the scariest? Wolves. Bunny checks out a book simply called "Wolves." Wow, they look so real on the pages! Bunny, look behind you--a wolf got out and is in his Granny clothes. Bunny, look out, he's part of those trees just ahead. Bunny, you're walking on his feet. Please look up.

Until it is too late. The jagged tears on the book cover, the chewed ends show us the truth. The torn-out piece of paper with one word: Rabbits. We tried to warn the Bunny. But here's a note from the author: No rabbits were harmed in the creation of this book. And for sensitive children, here is an alternative ending: Torn out pieces from the book re-fit, cubist style, to recreate the new ending. Bunny and Wolf having a jam sandwich. Only a comatose child couldn't figure out that this is really just a fake ending. Besides, look at all the stacked up over-due notices lying at Bunny's door--unread.

When I finished reading this to my great-niece, Carolina, she gasped audibly, jerked her head toward me, scrunched up her face the way she does, and said, "Let's read another book." So much for alternate endings for sensitive children.

"Do you know what happened to the Bunny?"
"Yes, he got ate!"
"Does that bother you, Carolina?"
"No, Aunt Judy. It's a book. Silly!"

She's four. I'm way older. It bothered me.

Note: Actually, I love this wildly creative book!
Natety Natety
I read this to my 3rd grade daughters’ class, and it was a big hit. It requires understanding the pictures as well as the words. It also requires them to make some inferences, so although it was a short read-aloud, it felt more sophisticated.
Rigiot Rigiot
This rabbit has a surprise and doesn't see it coming.
Doukree Doukree
Beautiful book, but a bit thin on story. Had to explain what happened in it to grandson, so lost his attention.
Xanna Xanna
Adore anything Emily Gravett!
Doomblade Doomblade
Excellent for stimulating a conversation comparing fiction and non-fiction, as well as analyzing the decisions an author makes.
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