This hilarious colourful board book will thrill toddlers. The plot is simple – a wolf is coming. He might well be hungry and he might well want to eat you. Your task is not as simple as it seems – you have to escape. And that is where the author is very clever as he reclaims the world of the mobile device in a print book. You’re encouraged to tilt, shake, invert and flip the book to get yourself out of trouble. And when you get to the end, just go back to the beginning and start all over again. There aren’t too many books that you can actually play with and become an integral part of the action.
This is also a concept book, teaching children to follow instructions and allowing for older children to predict consequences and think of other creative ways of dealing with the wolf. Read it together or leave your toddler to play with the book alone – either way, its sure to entertain.
I can also see a further use for this book – when teaching instructional text and imperative verbs in lower key stage 2. Use it as a model for writing a board book for a toddler – the results, I suspect, will be just as hilarious as the original.