Help! The wolf is coming!
By Cedric Ramadier and Vincent Bourgeau
“An interactive boardbook for toddlers.”
Wolf is on his way to catch you, quite possibly with the intention of gobbling you up for dinner. But readers can follow simple instructions to avoid being caught. This is a bigger than average board book with a bright yellow cover and title in red. A bold warning to the reader that danger is lurking. On the cover Wolf is very small but as we turn each page Wolf gets bigger and bigger as he comes closer and closer. Close enough to catch the reader.
I was reading this book at my desk at lunch time in the school library today. Even though it is a board book for very young children, a group of 10 year old girls gathered around me, so I read the book out loud. The crowd grew. As we followed the directions, “turn the page” or “tip the book” etc the children began to giggle. And when I slammed the book shut to trap the wolf, they all laughed. A lovely sound!
“That’s so cool” said one. And “So funny” said another.
So this book isn’t just for pre-schoolers but is good for everyone. Younger ones no doubt will get the most of this being read again and again. This is not out until May but it is one to watch out for.