When Polly answered the door to a wolf who wanted to eat her up, she decided that she wasn’t frightened, and she would out-wit the stupid wolf.
I liked the premise of this book, typically the wolf is seen as someone to be scared of and this book makes the wolf less intimidating for young readers. Polly was a likeable character and throughout you are rooting for her to out-wit the wolf.
It was nice to read a book where a young girl was capable of outwitting a wolf and being brave enough to stand up for herself. I think readers will take away the idea that you are capable and able to stand up for yourself regardless of gender stereotypes.
I liked that each chapter was linked to a well-known fairy tale, such as the three little pigs, making the plot easy to follow and will support children’s prediction skills. It also meant that the book felt familiar, making it a fun and easy read.
I read the book after finding out that the author wrote it to help her daughter overcome her phobia. This book was entertaining and would be a good book to read aloud, but it wasn’t a particularly memorable read for me.