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Shh! (Don't Tell Mr. Wolf!) A Preston Pig Lift-the-Flap Book

By Ann Marie Sammataro, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Irreverent illustrations spice up simply written story.

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The always silly (and never sinister) Mr. Wolf is a buffoon who elicits giggles, not shrieks, from readers. This lift-the-flap tale, with its basic format, opens up the wacky world of Preston for younger audiences, while older preschoolers savor the deliciously witty illustrations. Opportunities abound for reader participation, from lifting the flaps to providing piggy noises.

In particular, the illustrations of Mr. Wolf as he endeavors to be oh-so-subtle in his approach are wonderfully absurd. Some parents may take issue with the ever-increasing injuries Mr. Wolf sustains, but it is all part and parcel of the tale's outrageous, over-the-top tone. Readers will be rooting for chipper Preston as he once again eludes the dastardly Mr. Wolf.

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