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For a real thrill, try reading Beware of the Storybook Wolves. It will scare your socks off! A fun-filled picture book with a fairytale twist, from Children’s Laureate Lauren Child.

Every night, Herb’s mother reads him a bedtime story. Sometimes it’s about a big bad wolf who terrifies little girls and their grandmothers with his growl and his sharp teeth. The story gets very nasty in the middle and everybody nearly comes to a sticky end. But, by the last page, it all turns out happily-ever-afterly.

But what will happen to Herb when the wolves escape from his book? Will they gobble him up? Or will it all end happily-ever-after?

Equally loved by children young and old, this hilarious picture book is perfect for sharing together. From the creator of the award-winning, best-selling Charlie and Lola series!

Winner of the Smarties Book Prize Bronze Medal

“A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit” Junior


Will keep young readers on their toes from beginning to end...Every household and every classroom should have a copy
School LIbrarian
A surreal intertextual tale that veers from nightmare to comedy
Books For Keeps
A smile-provoking yarn full of fairy-tale twists
New York Times
A fabulous book for those who are already au fait with all the run-of-the-mill tales
The Scotsman
Child makes words dance and topography jitterbug, and her sly sense of humour makes both children and adults giggle...At its most profound, this is about the tremendous power of books
The Guardian
The subversive humour is hilarious
The Children's Bookseller
Lauren Child's pictures and witty yext provide an agreeable frisson of fear followed by a happy ending
The Spectator
A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit
A highly entertaining retelling of some snappy stories
The Sunday Express
A stunning picture book ideal for children who enjoy suspense and adventure
Families West
Witty, amusing with vividly coloured illustrations, this book is bound to provide plenty of laughs for parents as well as children
The Sunday Tasmanian
Lauren Child's spiky, humorous illustrations add enormous fun and children can't help but to laugh out loud - often just thinking about the book
Booktrust, 100 Best Books 2002
Lauren Child gives this very funny and original book some inventive twists
Books For Keeps
A wickedly funny book from one of the most exciting new talents around
Books Magazine
This goofy tale is fractured in all the right places