The Hungry Wolf
Suddenly the wolf fell backwards off the cliff into the fast river below. As he was swept away, the fluffy animal perched on the cliff top and shouted, “I’m a lamb, I am. I’m a lamb, you silly wolf, and you will never eat me!”
This is a story about a hungry wolf and a clever lamb, built from many of my favourite trickster tales about small weak edible animals escaping from the jaws of bigger stronger dafter predators. At times this lamb is so tricky and sneaky that I almost feel sorry for the poor hungry wolf! But at the end, when the wolf bites into that woolly fleece… I know whose side I’m on! Melanie Williamson’s illustrations are incredible in this book – I actually laughed out loud the first time I saw the wolf in the river. Even though I put him there…
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