A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that irreverent illustrations and interactivity spice up this simply written story.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
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.