A Wolf’s Tale

Author/Illustrator: Eva Montanari

You know the story of the three little pigs, right? Well now the big bad wolf’s great-great-great-great-grandson is on the prowl. He’s been keeping an eye on the little pigs’ village, and now he’s seen his opportunity–a surprise birthday party! And has he got a surprise for the pigs. . . .

A Wolf’s Tale is a fresh, fun outtake on the traditional story of the three little pigs. The story is set up so that there’s a good bit of built-in suspense, but not enough to be scary for younger children. And the surprise ending is really cute. It’s a nice story of reconciliation–something I haven’t seen enough of in children’s books. The art is super fun too–a very sketch-book feel (no really, there’s a page with tape on one side and wire-binder holes on the other) combined with lots of interesting angles and a pleasant palette. I think A Wolf’s Tale is a great story for younger children, but could be something cute and refreshing even for older audiences.

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