Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Written by Ian Whybrow • Illustrated by Tony Ross

Reviewed by Laura C. (age 7)

Have you ever heard that wolves have rules? The Little Wolf goes on a long journey to Cunning College. They train him in the nine rules of badness. Here are some rules of badness; say lots of rude words, fib your head off, blow everybody down, if it squeaks eat it, and never trust a big bad wolf. Little Wolf meets some Cub Scouts. They become friends. If you want to find out more, read the book!

I think this book is interesting because I didn't know that wolves have rules. It is weird because they eat rat flakes and dried voles, which are like mice. I like the part when he goes to Cunning College and sees the sign that says, "Cunning College, Badges Awarded for: Wicked Ways, Dirty Deeds, and Bad Habits." I think Little Wolf is interesting because he tries to be bad, but he's never good at it. The Cub Scouts in the book remind me of my friends William and Finn because they are Cub Scouts and they try to do their best. Little Wolf changes from bad to better in the story. There are illustrations, but I don't like them because they are black and white. The pictures look like a kid drew them. This book is not like any other books I've read because I have never read another book that is like a letter home. This book is special because I've never read another book where wolves have rules. I felt happy when I read this book, because I always wondered what would happen next.

I recommend this book to people who like funny books. It is better for a six and a half year old to any age to read it because it might be a little hard for anyone younger. I think you might like it if you like interesting stories. It is interesting because Little Wolf tries to be bad for most of the story, but he is never good at it. I recommend this book because many of my friends liked it and I liked it too! I also recommend this book to people who like fiction.

Laura C. is a student in Ms. Handley's 2nd Grade Class
2006-2007