When A Wolf Is Hungry


Edmond Bigsnout is a lone wolf living in the woods who has a hankering for some rabbit – a city bunny. Wearing a tuxedo and carrying a knife, he hops on his bike and heads for the city. He stops at a tall apartment building where a miniature rabbit lives on the fifth floor. The residents in the elevator mistake him for a friendly new neighbor. He has to return to the woods several times to get new weapons because the residents find innocent uses for them. He finally gets to the roof of the building and is invited to the party all the animal residents are having. The rabbit says, “Please join us! We won’t eat you!” Vegetarianism wins out and the ending is happy for everyone. Clever illustrations add to this big bad wolf with a twist. mjw
Title: When A Wolf Is Hungry
Author: Christine Naumann-Villemin
: Kris Di Giacomo
: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.  Grand Rapids, Michigan
: 2017
Original Language
: French
Original Title
: Quand le Loup a Faim
Original Publisher
: Editions Kaleidoscope
Original Copyright
: 2011
: 978-0-8028-5482-7
Hardcover pages
: 34
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Author’s residence
: France
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: U.S.
Illustrator’s residence
: Paris
: 2018 Batchelder Honor
: Apartment houses, City life, Humor, Neighborliness, Rabbits, Wolves

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