The wolf's dream is of something good to eat, but when he wakes up he can't remember what it was. Romping through a bright French countryside depicted in childlike-primitive watercolors, the wolf rejects in turn a cheese, an apple, and a loaf of bread, is kicked (literally) out of the meadow by a horse he thinks might be his dream meal, and finally decides to feast on four little piglets. But the mother pig proves too smart for the wolf, and the predator again goes to bed hungry. . . to dream this time, as the picture reveals, of a wonderful feast of cheese, bread and apple. It's the wolf's expressive postures and chop-licking anticipation that make all this palatable if not particularly sustaining fare.