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A Well-Mannered Young Wolf



written by
Jean Leroy
illustrated by
Matthieu Maudet

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co
Imprint
Eerdmans
ISBN
9780802854797

Awards and Honors
Prairie Bud Book Award 2018—2019 Nominee Booklist 2016 Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth, Young Readers, Fiction
Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2017, Humorous Picture Books
2017 USBBY Outstanding International Book List, Grades Pre-K–2
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Before a young wolf can devour his prey, he must honor their final wishes, as his parents taught him to do. But his would-be meals aren’t quite as honorable as he is! Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

30

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 10"

AR

1.9: points 0.5

Lexile

510L

Scholastic Reading Counts

1

JLG Release

Oct 2016

Topics

Wolves. Humorous stories. Manners. Tricks. Prey.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Unlike most fairy-tale villains, this predator has manners to a fault. Well, to his own fault, that is. In Leroy’s latest picture book, readers are introduced to a capable rogue eager to devour his recently caught prey. Fortunately for them (but unfortunately for him), the young wolf was raised with a code of ethics that places high value upon respecting someone’s last wish. Imagine the wolf’s dismay when he returns from fetching the proper last wish materials (a book for a story, a guitar to play music), only to find that his captives have scampered off. One little boy requests a drawing and stays put, however, and upon receiving a wonderful hand-drawn portrait, he eagerly leads the wolf to his house so that they may display his new work of art to his friends, who, it turns out, have definitely met this wolf before. Maudet’s simple yet effective pencil and digital illustrations are well suited to match the author’s acerbic wit. The clean font and easy-to-follow story make this a great option as a read-aloud. But for independent reading, this book would work best with first and second graders. VERDICT A wickedly funny dark picture book that will be adored by mischievous young readers.—Maria Alegre, The Dalton School, New York City

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Unlike most fairy-tale villains, this predator has manners to a fault. Well, to his own fault, that is. In Leroy’s latest picture book, readers are introduced to a capable rogue eager to devour his recently caught prey. Fortunately for them (but unfortunately for him), the young wolf was raised with a code of ethics that places high value upon respecting someone’s last wish. Imagine the wolf’s dismay when he returns from fetching the proper last wish materials (a book for a story, a guitar to play music), only to find that his captives have scampered off. One little boy requests a drawing and stays put, however, and upon receiving a wonderful hand-drawn portrait, he eagerly leads the wolf to his house so that they may display his new work of art to his friends, who, it turns out, have definitely met this wolf before. Maudet’s simple yet effective pencil and digital illustrations are well suited to match the author’s acerbic wit. The clean font and easy-to-follow story make this a great option as a read-aloud. But for independent reading, this book would work best with first and second graders. VERDICT A wickedly funny dark picture book that will be adored by mischievous young readers.—Maria Alegre, The Dalton School, New York City

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