Buy it: Wolf! Wolf!
Wolf! Wolf! (By John Rocco) – Have you ever wondered how the wolf felt in the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”? This book, “Wolf! Wolf!”, is a funny take on the classic tale. An old wolf is weeding his vegetable garden when he hears a boy calling his name. He makes his way to the meadow where the boy is tending goats. From a distance, he watches as the villagers run to help the boy and then realize there is no wolf. After the boy repeatedly plays this trick, the villagers get tired and ignore him. The old wolf, who is no longer able to chase down the goats the boy is guarding, gets an idea. He approaches the boy, but this time no one comes when the boy cries “wolf!” The wolf tells the boy that in order for the villagers to believe him again, a goat will have to be missing. The boy agrees and leaves a goat for the wolf in his garden. But when the wolf sees how well the goat weeds his garden, he realizes the goat would make a better friend than a meal. The story is set in China and the illustrations is this book are amazing.
The book recommendations included on this website are books that my daughter Ally, now age 6, and I have read and enjoyed together. I recommend the books that stand out to me as excellent children’s books for writing, illustrations, originality, story and characters. Ally and I hope you enjoy them too!