Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes
By Jan Fearnley
Review by: Yvonne
Do you remember the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," or how about "The Three Little Pigs," and of course "Little Red Hen," well this story incorporates all of these characters with the main character being the Big Bad Wolf himself! However there is a twist in this story, the wolf fancy’s a stack of pancakes, and asks many of his
neighbors for help. When he needs help reading his recipe he asks Chicken Little for help, and she slams the door in his face. In the same style of rudeness Wee Willy Winkle refuses to help him write his shopping list. Mr. Wolf keeps his cool and ends up doing all the work himself! When the smell of his delicious pancakes travels in the air throughout the
neighborhood, his rude neighbors suddenly appear at his door demanding that he shares his pancakes with them. What do you think Mr. Wolf does? Shall he let his rude
neighbors in and share his tasty treats with them? Should he slam the door in their faces and refuse them entry? Don’t forget, this is still the Big Bad Wolf!
The illustrations in this book are done in ink and
watercolor, and are truly amazing. Old Mother Hubbard's General Store has many fairy tale signs in the window like "Cat and Fiddle Music Lessons" and "Simple Simon’s Pie and Cake Emporium." Each page brings about chuckle’s and laughs as this hungry Wolf gets more then just Pancakes for Breakfast, Well how else would he maintain is big bad figure!