There’s a Wolf at the Door


Watch one poor hungry wolf attempt to satisfy his cravings – from “The Three Little Pigs” through “Little Red Riding Hood” and into three more tales.

“This is a giggly read-aloud as well as a snortingly funny read-alone. Hand it to the transitional or reluctant reader, and listen for the laughs.” —Booklist, starred review

Readers drawn by the unusually large trim size and Alley’s animated, loosely posed figures will linger over the snappy dialogue (“‘I’ll teach you to be rude to my granny, you fake!’ screamed Rhonda, now clearly upset. ‘And did no one ever tell you not to wear white after Labor Day?'”) and almost feel sorry for the feckless predator—who is last seen eyeing a sign pointing toward Mr. McGregor’s garden and considering turning vegetarian.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Contemporary sensibilities, such as Rhonda’s fixation on fashion and the counseling style of Barry’s sheep, are priceless additions. The oversize format and the graphic-novel style make this retelling perfect for independent reading as well as for group sharing.” —School Library Journal

  • Best Children’s Book of 2008, Washington Post
  • Best Graphic Novel, School Library Journal Online
  • Shortlisted as a Finalist for the online Cybil Awards
  • Winner of the Rhode Island Mock Caldecott Award
  • Reading Rocket Selection, 2008
  • a 2009 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
  • Junior Library Guild Selection, 2008
  • South Carolina State Library Booklist for Children in Elementary Grades
  • as well as, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Library Media Editor’s Choice, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, SD Prairie Pasque Children’s Book Award ML, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, Louisiana YR Choice Book Award Master List

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