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Fairytales with a twist

These picture books have magically reinvented the traditional fairytales…

Posted: 3 April 2012
by Kimberley Chen

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Wolf Won’t Bite! by Emily Gravett (Macmillan Children’s Books, £5.99)

Emily Gravett’s Wolf Won’t Bite! hilariously reverses the roles of the characters from The Three Little Pigs. Instead of a menacing wolf who huffs and puffs and blows houses down and a trio of petrified pigs, there is a bullied wolf and three extremely cheeky pigs. The mischievous pigs have captured a large, hairy wolf and force him to perform a range of circus tricks, from shooting him out of a canon to sawing him in two. But for how long can a wolf tolerate the humiliation inflicted on him by the small gang of pink, tubby creatures?

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