A wickedly funny book from one of the most exciting new talents around. Herb has to think fast to outwit two very unsavoury wolves that escape from his bedtime story to gobble him up. He enlists the help of the Fairy Godmother with disastrous but hilarious results!
Lauren Child MBE is a multi award-winning author and current Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.
The subversive humour is hilarious.
The Children's Bookseller, Sept 2000
brilliantly funny and should appeal to any child who enjoys quirky humour
Practical Parenting, February 2001
Award-winning Lauren Child skates effortlessly across visual and textual boundaries to create dazzingly original Beware of the Storybook Wolves
Guardian Education, 7th November 2000
Child's wickedly funny story about characters stepping out of little Herb's bedtime books is complemented by her brilliantly funky illustrations
Sunday Herald, 26th November 2000
...a refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit and is packed with Lauren's delightfully funky illustrations, and lively text dancing across the pages in swirls and whirls. A great read-aloud bedtime story that ends, in true fairytale tradition, 'happy-ever-afterly'.
Junior London, Jan 2001
Child's trademark ink-and-wash and collage artwork, filled with sly wit, scraggly wolves, and goofy humans, plays with perspective and placement of text, adding just the right over-the-top lunacy.
Kirkus Reviews Feb15, 2001
...reminiscent of Quentin Blake's art, only kicked up one notch.
Booklist Chicago Feb 01
Every household and very classroom should have a copy...
School Librarian Spring 2001
Beware of the Storybook Wolves is a fun, imaginative take on fairy tales.
Lauren Child's distinctive collage and cartoon style bounces of the page.