BEWARE OF BOYS by Tony Blundell


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Age Range: 6 - 8
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 Once again, the wolf gets the worst of it: the boy he brings home for dinner tempts him with a recipe for ``Boy Soup,'' but first the wolf must gather a plethora of ingredients, including a ton of potatoes, a cartload of carrots, and a barrel of bricks. Did he forget the salt? Never mind, the lad announces, Boy Pie would be better anyway, and requires just three foothills of flour, six sacks of cement, and a few similar items. When the wolf finally collapses in exhaustion, the boy bricks him up in his cave and saunters home. The long-nosed, snaggledtoothed wolf adopts an increasingly beleaguered expression as he rushes about gathering mounds of staples and produce, while Blundell's energetic line and pop-eyed, cartoony characters keep the tale moving at a manic pace. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: March 27th, 1992
ISBN: 0-688-10924-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1992