BRAVE CHARLOTTE AND THE WOLVES by Anu Stohner

BRAVE CHARLOTTE AND THE WOLVES

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not one to rest on her laurels, Charlotte, the beautiful sheep with a mind of her own, is back (Brave Charlotte, 2005). Here, she runs smack-dab into the jealousy-fueled bravado of a gang of adolescent sheep. They are not impressed with the stories of Charlotte’s feats and set out to prove themselves to the flock. Being teenagers, they pull themselves away from the others and mock Charlotte and any other authority figure. They even have a gang name: the Wolves. It doesn’t take long for the Wolves to play one trick too many, and it’s up to Charlotte to save their fleeces—with a little double-crossing of her own. Wilson’s rich acrylics are the perfect medium for this bucolic setting. The contrast between the bright blue days, scary night, the dark bushes and the gang members’ terrified wide, yellow eyes lets readers know there is nothing to fear from these silly Wolves in sheep’s clothing. This “wolves who cried wolf story” is the rare instance when the sequel far exceeds the original story. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-59990-424-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2009