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BIG WOLF AND LITTLE WOLF by Sharon Phillips Denslow


by Sharon Phillips Denslow & illustrated by Cathie Felstead

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: April 30th, 2000
ISBN: 0-688-16174-X
Publisher: Greenwillow

Thanks to this delightful family, we now know the words to the songs the wolves are howling. Little wolf needs one more goodnight song before bedtime. He sits on father's knee and father sings a funny ditty about himself. Then father and son take turns singing about who they are, what they do, and the kinds of fun they have. Suddenly, a movement in the bushes startles them. When the scary thing turns out to be a teasing Mother wolf, they chase her through the bushes. Finally, they all sing a last good-night song and go to bed. The simply drawn pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are effectively framed on each page. Many are set into a strongly colored background. Occasionally, bugs or stars can't be contained within the frame, jumping out of the margins. When exciting events happen, words jump out at the reader, too. A charming, appealing story that is just right for bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)