Beware of the Storybook Wolves

Beware of the Storybook Wolves is a 2000 picture book by Lauren Child. It is about Herb, a little boy, who has an adventure with a number of characters, including a couple of wolves, from his fairy tale books.

Beware of the Storybook Wolves
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AuthorLauren Child
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
SubjectChildren's literature, Picture book
Published2000 (Hodder Children's Books)
Media typePrint (hardback, paperback)
Pages32 (unpaginated)
ISBN9780340779156
OCLC44563017

ReceptionEdit

Booktrust, in a review of Beware of the Storybook Wolves, wrote "A simple story, well told, but it is the adventurous artwork that makes this book stand out."[1]

The Horn Book Magazine wrote "While the concept is innovative and the conclusion is satisfying, the overlong text trips on its own cleverness."[2]

Beware of the Storybook Wolves has also been reviewed by Booklist,[3] School Library Journal [4] Kirkus Reviews,[5] Publishers Weekly,[6] and Books for Keeps.[7]

It was awarded a 2000 bronze Smarties Book Prize.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beware of the Storybook Wolves". booktrust.org.uk. Booktrust. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Beware of the Storybook Wolves". kcls.bibliocommons.com. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Beware of the Storybook Wolves (starred review)". catalog.wccls.org. Retrieved 18 October 2017. This goofy tale is fractured in all the right places.
  4. ^ "Beware of the Storybook Wolves". catalog.wccls.org. Retrieved 18 October 2017. Despite its eye-popping visual whimsy, this offering misses the mark on several fronts.
  5. ^ "Beware of the Storybook Wolves". Kirkus Media LLC. 15 February 2001. Retrieved 18 October 2017. Not quite as devilish as a Scieszka/Smith production, but just a step shy and with the same sophisticated, crackpot patter that may likely zoom right over young listeners' heads while pleasing adult readers.
  6. ^ "Beware of the Storybook Wolves". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz LLC. 30 April 2001. Retrieved 18 October 2017. The chatty narrative is not as effective here as it is in Child's Clarice Bean series ... Yet Child succeeds in dramatizing ambivalence to scary books, which provide excitement but harbor nightmarish creatures in their pages.
  7. ^ Rosemary Stones. "2001 Picture Books for the Not So Very Young". Books for Keeps (128). Retrieved 18 October 2017. Lauren Child’s Beware of the Storybook Wolves is a far more sophisticated offering which depends heavily on intertext: children who are not steeped in fairy tale will find it hard to follow ..
  8. ^ Sarah Crown (4 October 2010). "A life in books: Lauren Child". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 October 2017.

External linksEdit

Library holdings of Beware of the Storybook Wolves