I am So Clever
In this retelling of a classic fairytale, the big bad wolf is back, all dressed up in Grandma's nightie-but it's not having quite the effect he was hoping for. One glorious day the wolf meets Red Riding Hood strolling through the woods. She looks a clever girl, but the wolf knows... read full description below.
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||14 February 2019 by Gecko Press
||Illustrated by Ramos, Mario
||Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
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|Library of Congress
||Characters and characteristics in literature, Mistaken identity, Wolves, Characters in literature, Picture books
Description of this Book
The big bad wolf is hungry and on today's menu is Grandma, with Red Riding Hood for dessert. But no one is home at Grandma's house, only a nightdress lying on the bed. The wolf puts on the nightie and sets off to see what he can catch dressed as Grandma. Here comes Red Riding Hood. She looks clever, but the wolf knows who is smartest . . . Yet this little girl is not so easily duped. And the wolf finds unexpected hazards in wearing a frilly petticoat in the deep dark woods. I Am So Clever is an international bestseller from the author of I Am So Strong and I Am So Handsome.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||The hapless wolf, who stars in the late Ramos's previous comedies, returns in this 'Little Red Riding Hood' send-up. Bold ink lines and forest-hued wash put the pint-size girl across the woodland path from the wolf's bristly fur and sharp incisors. In Burgess's fine translation, they greet each other with commendable civility, then move into repartee. 'You could meet some ferocious creature... like a shark!' the wolf warns, but the girl is sanguine: 'Everyone knows there are no sharks in the woods.' Though Grandma's not at home, Mr. Wolf slips successfully into her nightgown; amusement ensues when he gets locked out and encounters the rest of the fairy tale crowd. The three pigs, the seven dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty's prince--each one has a word for the bonneted wolf. What happens when Red Riding Hood succeeds in freeing the wolf from his humiliating nightwear? Readers don't get to find out, but watching a villain's plans disintegrate is always a winning formula. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) --Publishers Weekly --Journal
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Mario Ramos (1958-2012) is a Belgian author and illustrator, whose work has been published all over the world and received many awards including the Prix Versele and the Prix des Critiques en Belgique. His books I Am So Strong and I Am So Handsome are also published in English by Gecko Press.