Hungry as always, Mister Wolf eagerly watches Preston Pig don a red cloak and set out for his grandmother's house with a basket. Even as the oblivious pig thwarts all of his attempts at capture, Wolf feels as if he's heard this story before—and he's increasingly sure that it does not end well for him. Readers and listeners up to 7 will be delighted by this tongue-in-cheek send-up of classic fairy tales, and with his energetic paintings, the author-illustrator of Soccer Crazy and When I Grow Up makes the hapless wolf into a surprisingly endearing protagonist.
"[Colin] McNaughton's pop-eyed illustrations are at their best—the whole book fizzes with verve and humor."—Sunday Telegraph (UK)