Saturday, August 12, 2017
When a Wolf Is Hungry
author: Christine Naumann-Villemin
average rating: 3.88
book published: 2011
read at: 2017/08/12
date added: 2017/08/12
'When a Wolf is Hungry' by Christine Naumann-Villemin with illustrations by Kris Di Giacomo is about a hungry wolf and how his plans keep getting foiled.
Edmond Bigsnout is a wolf living alone in the woods. He is also hungry for rabbit, but a specific kind of rabbit that lives in the city. When he finds his quarry living in an apartment, he thinks he's in luck. Instead, he forgets his knife in the elevator. What follows next are a series of trips home to get another in a series of implements, all of which get borrowed by inhabitants of the building. How it ends, is up to you to find out.
It's a bit dark for a picture book, but I quite liked it. Edmond's constant attempts to murder the bunny with different implements seem to get lamer and lamer, but I think that adds to the humor. Apparently, no one told Edmond he could use his teeth and claws. The ending is cute and clever as are the illustrations.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Wm. B. Eerdman's Publishing Company and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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