Wolf! Wolf!

by Rocco, John.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book Q E Rocc
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  Q E Rocc
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB ROCCO John
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB ROCCO John
Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book Picture Book Rocco
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  Picture Book Rocco
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E ROC
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E ROC
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK ROC
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK ROC
Wilkinsburg Public Library Children's Picture Book E ROC WILD ANIMALS
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Book
Putting a new twist on a classic The Boy Who Cried Wolf, this retelling finds a curmudgeonly wolf discovering what he's been missing the most. Full color.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this fractured fable, an old wolf with a vegetable garden (from which his usual harvest is weeds) hears a young goatherd crying, ""Wolf! Wolf!"" The wolf (who wonders if he is invited to lunch) soon makes off with a goat, thinking to ""feast like an old wolf should."" Before dining, however, he notices a difference in his garden: the goat has eaten the weeds and left the veggies. ""I could use a friend like you,"" says the Wolf, and he and the goat walk into the sunset. Rocco’s expository retelling is lively and conversational, the dialogue adding both energy and humor. Vibrant illustrations feature diagonal lines that sweep from the outer edge to the center of images, focusing the eye. The anthropomorphized wolf dominates nearly every page with his telling countenance and expressive body language. Kimono-draped characters, flying cranes, and pigtailed villagers indicate an Asian landscape, but this cultural disconnect probably won’t bother children who aren’t tied to tradition.--"Del Negro, Janice" Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ably illustrated and imaginatively reconceived, this version of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" stars not the boy, but the wolf. No bloodthirsty brigand, this wolf is an arthritic has-been who's reduced to raising vegetables in a weed-choked garden. The boy's false cries from over the hill raise the wolf's hopes: could this mean a free meal? While children wonder whether the wolf will snag his prey, adults may be intrigued by the story's exotic setting. Under a canopy of wind-swept trees and cherry blossoms, the wolf sports a Chinese silk jacket of the type seen in old Fu Manchu movies, the boy wears a topknot, and the neighbors who complain about the boy's false cries sport queues and silk caps. Rocco (illustrator of Alice by Whoopi Goldberg) creates a world with internal consistency, and his deftly paced long shots and close-ups testify to his previous work in animation (including as art director for Shrek). The wolf smoothly talks the boy out of a goat ("The villagers are only going to believe you if you really are missing a goat. I can help you with that," he says) but, in a beguiling ending, he spares the goat (which has eaten the weeds from his garden). "What's one breakfast," he tells the goat magnanimously, "compared to delicious vegetables for the rest of my days?" The wolf may move slowly, but the story gallops. Rocco substitutes a series of giggles for the traditional finger-pointing moral, a welcome development. Ages 3-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Goatherds -- Juvenile fiction.
Wolves -- Juvenile fiction.
Goatherds -- Fiction.
Wolves -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Hyperion Books for Children,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781423100126 (trade bdg.)
1423100123 (trade bdg.)
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