BAD BOYS by Margie Palatini
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BAD BOYS

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Age Range: 6 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

It’s a close shave—literally—for two big bad wolves in Palatini’s latest hilariously re-spun folktale that’s full of punishly good humor. Having escaped from an angry Red Riding Hood and three thoroughly steamed pigs, Willy and Wally Wolf go “on the lam” by disguising themselves in (what else?) sheep’s clothing. They may fool new flock mates Trudie Ewe and Meryl Sheep, but canny Betty Mutton, knowing “baa-aa-ad” when she sees it, tricks the hirsute pair into standing in a certain line . . . and suddenly they’re being shorn to within a hair of their bare hides. His idea of sheep’s clothing including beads, high heels, and loose, brightly patterned housedresses, Cole depicts two decidedly doggy predators unsuccessfully trying to hide their delight at being among so many lambchops on the hoof, but last seen hurriedly knitting woolens to cover their peach-fuzz pelts. Delighted young readers will hope for more appearances from this inept but “Bad . . . bad . . . really, really bad” duo. (Picture book. 6-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-06-000102-X
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2003




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