When a Wolf Is Hungry

by Christine Naumann-Villemin and Kris Di Giacomo

Edmond Bigsnout has an appetite for a “grain-filled, silky haired rabbit. A... read more

Edmond Bigsnout has an appetite for a “grain-filled, silky haired rabbit. A city bunny.” So the hungry wolf sets out with his knife, headed for the fifth floor of a tall apartment building where Max Omatose, miniature rabbit, resides. Edmond’s quest for dinner, however, is stymied again and again by friendly neighbors taking the same elevator. They all assume Edmond is a new resident. Each neighbor asks to borrow the cooking implement Edmond has run home to fetch for bunny-cooking—a chainsaw, a rope, a cooking pot, a grill. As it turns out, they are all headed to a rooftop barbeque, and “new resident” Edmond is invited. There he meets another wolf who strikes his fancy—as a life partner, not a meal. The neighbors ultimately kill Edmond’s appetite for rabbit with kindness in this hilarious cause-and-effect story. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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