Rufus doesn't like school at first. He loves being a wolf and doing wolf stuff -- like running through the woods or howling at the moon. But Rufus, like all wolves, must go to school to learn real wolf work, like wearing clever disguises and speaking sheep.
While Rufus learns, he also teaches: Sometimes ou have to cut loose and learn to be yourself!
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Stephen Krensky is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including How Santa Got His Job (an ALA Notable Book) and Big Bad Wolves at School. He and his wife, Joan, live in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can visit him at StephenKrensky.com.
Brad Sneed is the popular illustrator of many picture books for children, including Deputy Harvey and the Ant Cow Caper, which received a starred review; Grandpa's Song; I Heard Said the Bird; Thumbelina; and Aesop's Fables. He lives with his wife, Dena, and their daughter in Prairie Village, Kansas. You can visit him on the internet at www.BradSneed.com.
When a carefree, nature-loving wolf named Rufus is sent to boarding school boot camp to learn the ways of the big and the bad, the results are expectedly comical. Hoping to toughen up their young free spirit, Rufus's parents send him to the Big Bad Wolf Academy. Much of the humor is found in Sneed's (The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians) whimsical watercolors of Rufus's days there. At the huffing and puffing range, he lazily blows dandelion seeds instead of blowing over wooden cut-outs of the Three Little Pigs in their houses, labeled respectively as Breezy, Gusty and Gale! Study questions include Which is easier to wear—a nightgown or pajamas?; in an especially hilarious spread, the wolves line up in their best grandmotherly disguises, adorned with matronly wigs, bedclothes and fuzzy slippers. Readers familiar with wolf fables will best appreciate the story's comedy, but all will cheer when Rufus's innate Canis lupus traits save the day. While the shaggy-headed wolf may appear to be a bored slacker in class—in one scene he has a pencil up his nose—the reason for his seemingly impertinent behavior rests in misunderstandings and mismatched priorities. Krensky's (Too Many Leprechauns) message seems to be that results are best when wolves are allowed to be themselves. Ages 4-8. (June)
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Descripción Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brad Sneed Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0689837992
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