for Wolves by Emily Gravett
Rabbit, a young bookworm bunny, selects Wolves during a trip to the library. He is so engrossed in his crimson cloth-covered volume that the lurking pack of wolves goes unnoticed until bunny reads about wolves’ diet: “Wolves eat mainly meat . . . like beavers, voles, and . . .” (n.p.). The page turn reveals the missing word rabbits as well as a clawed and chewed red book cover. Gravett’s illustrative humor counterbalances the serious, informative tone of the text. The final spread—including a library overdue notice and a bill collector’s warning—allows for a nagging doubt that everyone did live “happily ever after” (n.p.). 2007 USBBY Outstanding International Books, Kate Greenaway Medal, Macmillan Prize, Nestlé Bronze Award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award. lmp
Originally published by Macmillan Children’s Books Great Britain, in 2005.
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.)