The Big Bad Wolf myth lives on, and many children—indeed, many adults—believe that there are "good" animals and "bad" animals. This beautifully illustrated book for readers 8 to 10 puts predators in a new light as a sensitive young girl, shocked and confused by the death of her cat, learns the roles that predator and prey play in the balance of nature. Gently and gradually, she comes to understand why some animals kill and eat other animals in order to live, as she learns one of nature's most essential and important lessons.
"This book is an important first step in teaching children that there are no 'bad' animals. Predators are indeed marvelous, fascinating, exciting creatures."—Humane Society of the United States