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Beware of Boys Hardcover – March, 1992

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-- In this light, silly adventure, a boy captured by a hungry wolf gives him bogus recipes for boy soup, boy stew, and boy cake, thereby devising a stay of execution. The wolf frantically retrieves the ingredients, always forgetting the salt. Finally overcome by exhaustion, he collapses and is bricked in by the child, who goes home happily to his mother. The hairy, leering, braces-sporting wolf is an entertaining contrast to the stolid, cheery boy. Full-color cartoon-style illustrations are barely contained by their borders on the pages, with all manner of ingredients spilling everywhere. Several double-paged spreads show aspects of the wolf's marketing expeditions, creating a sense of frenzy. The only tip-off that this title originated in England is the boy's supper at home--meat pie. Like that dish, this title may not be inspired, but it certainly is solid. --Carolyn Noah, Central Mass. Regional Library System, Worcester, MA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Once again, the wolf gets the worst of it: the boy he brings home for dinner tempts him with a recipe for ``Boy Soup,'' but first the wolf must gather a plethora of ingredients, including a ton of potatoes, a cartload of carrots, and a barrel of bricks. Did he forget the salt? Never mind, the lad announces, Boy Pie would be better anyway, and requires just three foothills of flour, six sacks of cement, and a few similar items. When the wolf finally collapses in exhaustion, the boy bricks him up in his cave and saunters home. The long-nosed, snaggledtoothed wolf adopts an increasingly beleaguered expression as he rushes about gathering mounds of staples and produce, while Blundell's energetic line and pop-eyed, cartoony characters keep the tale moving at a manic pace. (Picture book. 6-8) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow (March 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688109241
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688109240
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,739,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By wendy nance on March 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
It all starts when one small boy takes a shortcut through the woods(not usually a smart thing to do). He is, of course, captured by a mean and hungry wolf who takes the boy back to his cave. The boy soon convinces the wolf that it would be far better to cook the boy in some elaborate recipe than to eat him raw. Children can soon see where this story is heading and figure that the boy will somehow outsmart the wolf. When I picked this book for storytime at my elementary school I thought it might be a little long for short attention spans. However, from the reading of the title to the very end the children were really interested. The colorful pictures helped. I also liked the way the author wrote out the recipes for "Boy Soup," "Boy Pie" and "Boy Cake." It adds an extra touch of humor and uniqueness to the story. I recommend it highly.
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Format: Paperback
I love this book. When I read it to children, they are initially cautious, then discover the humor when the boy outsmarts the wolf and end up loving it.
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A classic book. Had to purchase it because my great niece had insisted on checking it out from the library every two weeks for a year.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Flora on January 7, 2010
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The book was in much worse shape than I expected. The binding is totally shot and several of the pages are torn.
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