Cover image for Bad boys
Title:
Bad boys
Author:
Palatini, Margie.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Katherine Tegen Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Summary:
Two hungry wolves in disguise attempt to raid a sheep farm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 300 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 72738.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 1 Quiz: 35348 Guided reading level: K.
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Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/2002013259.html
ISBN:
9780060001025

9780060001032

9781442024427
Format :
Book

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Summary

Wally and Willy are on the lam again. But as Willimina and Wallanda, they're free and clear . . . or are they? These cleverly disguised wolves think they can fool an entire flock with their womanly wool-wear, but three savvy sheep expose their plan. It looks like another close shave for these baa-aad boys!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

K-Gr. 2. On the run from a kid in a red hooded cape and three small pigs, Willy and Wally, a couple of wolf brothers, decide to disguise themselves as sheep and hide out, as it were, in the middle of lunch--a flock of sheep. Dressed in woolly garb (and house dresses and purses, just like Trudie Ewe and Meryl Sheep), they conduct a very silly dialogue with the flock, who see through their flimsy disguise almost immediately. The bad boys get shorn, and in the last spread, children see them in their skivvies trying to knit warmer coats for themselves. The exaggerated matronly airs of the sheep seem a little dated, and some of the jokes may be aimed more toward adults than the kids, but there's plenty for the target audience, too, especially in the cartoon-style artwork that gathers up every bit of the humor, capitalizing on the wolves in drag. --GraceAnne DeCandido Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Two raffish wolves named Willy and Wally ("Oh yeah, we're bad. We're bad. We're really, really bad" is their mantra) have just been run out of town by the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. Spotting a herd of ewes-all dressed in matronly ensembles-the pair decides to combine hiding out with chowing down by dressing in drag and joining the flock as Willimina and Wallanda, Bo Peep's long-lost sheep. Palatini's (previously paired with Cole for Moosetache and Mooseltoe) flair for puns and arch repartee shines through every exchange. The ever-waggish Cole, meanwhile, advances the plot with his own steady stream of visual humor, endowing the wolves in sheep's clothing with hilariously faux-innocent expressions and giving the sheep the body language of garden-party-goers. Of course the wolves' caper doesn't go according to plan. "I knew the Peep Sheep," says a steely, "tough old" Betty Mutton (one of her friends is named Meryl Sheep). "I grazed with the Peep Sheep. I counted with the Peep Sheep. And you two don't leap like the Peep Sheep. There's something very peculiar about you two ewes." The wolves escape, after a (literal) close shave, closing this sublimely silly story on an appropriately gleeful note. Ages 4-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Palatini weaves this tale of two bad wolves "on the lam," as Willy and Wally dress up in sheep's clothing. They disguise themselves as Willimina and Wallanda, Little Bo Peep's lost sheep, and cozy up to the flock. But they've got their eyes on a lamb-chop cookbook while befriending the ewes. However, old Betty Mutton and Meryl Sheep are not so easily fooled and lead the two bad boys into a shearing experience and expose them for the scoun-drels they are. Puns abound in the sidesplitting narrative, and kids will want to chime in on the "Bad, Bad. Really, really bad" refrain. Cole's vibrant artwork captures the fun and adds to the humor. An outstanding read-aloud and a fine collaboration of text and art, this is a surefire hit for all who enjoy fairy-tale variations, fun puns, and a good laugh.-Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.