Friday, 8 July 2011

Winston the Book Wolf

Remember the Incredible Book Eating Boy? He's not the only character who likes a nibble on a leaf or two from a classic tome - here's Winston the Book Wolf. Banned from his local library, chased by evil librarians and shunned by security guards, poor Winston finds a friend and discovers that books taste even better when read with the eyes. 

Winston's girl friday soon hits on a plan to get Winston back into the library, surrounded by the books he loves so much. 

This interesting take on Red Riding Hood / the Big Bad Wolf is superbly written and deliciously illustrated. Even though he's 'a big stinky wolf' (Charlotte's words, not mine), you can't help but feel sympathy for the poor wolfy chap. Luckily things work out alright in the end. 

Charlotte's best bit: Winston being chased and Winston reading his own book

Daddy's favourite bit: The evil, vicious librarian (though our librarians are absolutely lovely)

Rating: 3 out of 5