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THE LAMB WHO CAME FOR DINNER by Steve Smallman

THE LAMB WHO CAME FOR DINNER

By Steve Smallman (Author) , Joelle Dreidemy (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-58925-067-3
Publisher: Tiger Tales

A sweet iteration of the “Big Bad Wolf Mellows Out” theme. Here, an old wolf does some soul searching and then learns to like vegetable stew after a half-frozen lamb appears on his doorstep, falls asleep in his arms, then wakes to give him a kiss. “I can’t eat a lamb who needs me! I might get heartburn!” he concludes. Clad in striped leggings and a sleeveless pullover decorated with bands of evergreens, the wolf comes across as anything but dangerous, and the lamb looks like a human child in a fleecy overcoat. No dreams are likely to be disturbed by this book, but hardened members of the Oshkosh set might prefer the more credible predators and sense of threat in John Rocco’s Wolf! Wolf! (March 2007) or Delphine Perrot’s Big Bad Wolf and Me (2006). (Picture book. 5-7)