Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beware of the storybook wolves by Lauren Child

I was so delighted to discover there's another Herb story...and so sad to find out it is out of print.

Herb, who learns about the importance of taking care of your books in Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book, loves scary stories, especially scary stories about fairytale wolves. When it's time to go to bed, he carefully reminds his mother to take those scary wolves with her.

But one night....she forgets. Herb must use his wits and some unexpected help from other fairytale characters to save himself from the Storybook Wolves!

Lauren Child's easily recognizable kooky collage illustrations fit perfectly with the outrageously fractured fairy tale characters and every child will perfectly understand Herb's night-time fears - and applaud his courage and cleverness.

Verdict: It's soooo sad that Herb's book adventures are out of print! Please bring them back! Luckily, there are plenty of used copies around and it's worth finding one for your collection.

ISBN: 978-0439205009; Published April 2001 by Arthur A Levine; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for my personal collection

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