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There’s a Wolf at the Door (Zoe Alley and RW Alley)

Recommended, Repeatable

This is a retelling/expansion of well known fairy tales: Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, and The Wolf and the Seven Little Goslings. The artwork is interesting, the book is oversized, and it’s presented like a large comic-book, with each page having several picture/text boxes. Also, the starring character, Wolf, is in each of the five stories, which is a clever way of tying together these five tales. Now, there’s nothing particularly deep or super-creative here, but it is mostly interesting little twists, like the idea that the Little Red Riding Hood is actually a fashion-obsessed, somewhat superficial girl who only cares about wearing red, and is made to do a “nice” thing (visiting her grandmother) by her parents, who thinks she needs to learn some important life lessons. Some of the stories drag (for example, after the Wolf fails to blow down the third little pig’s house,the story continues… and continues). Still, it’s an interesting twist, and probably good for a 2nd grader.

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