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Chicken Little and the Big Bad wolf

Chicken Little and the Big Bad wolf

Published: 3 Feb 2022

Paperback / softback, 40 pages

Recommended for age 5+

By Sam Wedelich

Illustrated by Sam Wedelich

Published by Scholastic

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Chicken Little is BACK! But this time, someone new is in town. Chicken Little meets the BIG. BAD.

WOLF! Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything, not even a wolf. No matter how big or bad he is! In fact, she's never even seen a wolf. And this wolf is VEGAN! So when a real wolf shows up and ruffles her feathers, what's a fretful fowl to do? Join the frenzied flock and fly the coop? Or find out if this newcomer is as bad as his reputation? The plucky star of Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale goes toe-to-toe with literature's most famous villain in this brilliant comedy spun with sly wisdom.

A brilliantly funny follow-up to Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale. With a message at its core of acceptance and welcoming new friends, this is a witty twist on the traditional 'big bad wolf' trope. Another witty picture book from Sam Wedelich.

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Reviewed by Aimee Durning

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf

Crash, bang, wallop! It’s a wolf!

A wolf wearing purple trainers and sportswear! A wolf who enjoys the simple pleasures in life, reading and running.

Hang on a minute. This wolf isn’t a typical big bad wolf as we have been led to imagine in many fairy tales. This wolf is friendly. Wolves are supposed to be bad, aren’t they?

Chicken Little is unwilling to consider any other scenario. Wolves are big and wolves are bad! Therefore, there is no chance that Chicken Little will hang around to engage in conversation with a wolf. No way!

No way!

After running as fast as possible, Chicken Little considers and reflects on the coming together of Chicken and Wolf. Somewhat shocked that he survived the encounter. Meanwhile, back at the farmyard coop, hysteria sets in. Whilst the other chickens are deciding whether to capture the wolf or flee. Chicken Little logically analyses the facts of the encounter, alone.

This humorous book is a great introduction to assumptions and how we should consider the facts before we make decisions. Sam Wedelich’s wonderful picture books suggests that we should open our hearts and minds to new opportunities, especially chance encounters. It’s important to be humble and consider all the facts before we act.

Aimee works at the University of Cambridge Primary School as the Lead Learning Coach (TA) and a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She loves reading and sharing her passion for children’s literature with everyone she meets. Another passion of Aimee’s is educational success for all children and she endeavours to assist children to reach their full potential.