Gertrude and Toby Meet the Wolf
Author: Shari Tharp
Illustrator: Jim Heath
Series: Gertrude and Toby Fairy-Tale Adventure series
Publisher: Atlas Publishing
Published: January 9, 2017
genre: Children's Book
format available: hardcover (2015), paperback
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Gertrude the Goat and Toby the Tortoise are going fishing at Trout Lake today for their Friday adventure. On their way to the lake, Gertrude and Toby meet a new friend, but unfortunately he is carried off by a hungry wolf! They follow the wolf and rescue their new friend, but the wolf doesn't give up. He goes after them, determined to get his “lunch” back!
Granted I'm not the target audience not do I have a little one to read to but I still love picture books. This one is just cute. Not fabulous, just cute. I was thinking the fairy-tale was the boy who cried wolf when the boy showed up but the three little pigs showed up too.
I like Gertrude and Toby. Their friendship shows through but I'm not sure about the sneaking off part of the story. I like that Gertrude was willing to help someone he didn't know (the boy) then later was willing to give up something (the fish) to save everyone from the wolf.
I would get it if I had a little one but I would hope that it wasn't one they wanted to have read to them over and over and over again.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of amazon.com and the publisher. It is being reviewed as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.
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