When a Wolf Is Hungry
When a Wolf Is Hungry  -     By: Christine Naumann-Villemin
    Illustrated By: Kris Di Giacomo
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When a Wolf Is Hungry

Illustrated By: Kris Di Giacomo
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2017 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 11.50 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802854826
ISBN-13: 9780802854827
Ages: 4-8

Publisher's Description

ALA Youth Media Awards: 2018 Batchelder Honor Award Winner

A darkly humorous tale with a twist ending

Edmond Bigsnout, lone wolf that he is, loves his solitary cabin in the woods. But lately he's been craving urban rabbit for dinner, so he travels into the city to catch one. Unfortunately, the rabbit has a lot of neighbors—who mistake Edmond for a kind and helpful resident! Perhaps Edmond can become a good neighbor, despite his bad intentions.

Readers of all ages will devour this story about a wolf who decides that if you can't eat them, join them.

Author Bio

Christine Naumann-Villemin began her career as a speech therapist, inventing stories for her young patients. Today, Christine is a professor and librarian living in France. She tests her story ideas on her three children, cat, and hamster.

Kris Di Giacomo is an American who has lived in Paris since childhood. She has illustrated over twenty-five picture books, including Take Away the A (Enchanted Lion), which was named an ALA Notable Book in 2015. Visit her website at www.krisdigiacomo.com.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"As funny and as exquisitely put together as Edmond Bigsnout himself."

School Library Journal
"A big, bad wolf story with a big-hearted ending. Great for read-alouds and small group sharing."

Publishers Weekly
"French writer Naumann-Villemin’s story seesaws between neighborliness and menace, and Di Giacomo (Have You Seen My Trumpet?) is along for the ride, giving Edmond sharp fangs—and a dapper tuxedo—while alternating between shadowy, thriller-worthy moments and Edmond’s humorous interactions with the building’s residents. Eventually, gentility, vegetarianism, and the prospect of romance win out, delivering a happy ending for wolf and rabbit alike."

Horn Book Guide
"The story, whose meticulous illustrations accommodate humor and menace, is a whip-smart merger of fairy-tale motifs and modern-day mores. "

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