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I recently asked a class of kindergarten students if they would let The Big Bad Wolf come along on a vacation with them. They were all quick to say (or more accurately, yell), Noooooooo! He would eat us! But then I introduced them to Bernard, The Big Bad Wolf who does not eat children anymore. In fact, he is a vegetarian who likes to eat chocolate chip cookies, licorice, carrots and ice cream. He is best friends with a little boy named Louis, and he can’t wait to go on a beach vacation with Louis and his grandpa.
The Big Bad Wolf gives us some of his best vacation tips:
- Don’t eat the children (you’ll have no one to play with!)
- Be kind to Grandma and Grandpa because they buy you ice cream
- Always use sunblock and sunglasses on the beach (to prevent pre-mature wolf aging!)
- Try not to get cookie crumbs on the car seat
I love that there is a growing trend in children’s books to have simple comic illustrations. My boys love to read books written in this style. The Big Bad Wolf (Goes on Vacation) by Delphine Perret is no exception. In this humorous sequel to The Big Bad Wolf and Me, kids read about a boy who is best friends with the Big Bad Wolf and their road trip to the beach.
In The Big Bad Wolf (Goes on Vacation), Bernard the talking wolf, pretends to be a dog so that he can go on vacation with Louis and his grandpa. Readers will enjoy taking this road trip to the beach because it is full of funny jokes, the usual “Are we THERE yet?” every five minutes, and car seats full of cookie crumbs. Who will be the first to get into the water? Find out for yourself when you read the book.
The Big Bad Wolf and Me series has been compared to ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ cartoons. I do see the similarities because of the main characters being a boy and his (imaginary) friendship with The Big Bad Wolf along with their humorous interactions. The book is recommended for ages 4 and up, but I think it will take an older child to really “get” the subtle irony of all the jokes.
About the Author and Series:
Delphine Perret is the author-illustrator of numerous children’s books published in France. The Big Bad Wolf and Me was her first book to be published in the United States. Seven years later, the much-anticipated sequel, The Big Bad Wolf (Goes on Vacation) was published.
Where To Buy:
The Big Bad Wolf (Goes on Vacation) us the perfect book for summer! It is available for purchase at book stores including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.