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Wolf Espionage

November 5, 2016

Wolf Espionage

By Elanor Parkinson and Dave Atze, Redgum Book Club, 2015.

‘Wold Espionage is a rollicking story of an undercover wolf named Wiliam whose ill-fated approach to espionage leads him to vegetarianism.’

Cover of a book showing cartoon characters of 3 sheep and one wolf dressed up as a sheepReminiscent of Wile E. Coyote,¬†Wolf Espionage tells the tale of a wolf called William that lived on Wellwood Farm. William was so hungry that he decided to go undercover and try and find some tucker! He dresses up as different animals he finds on the farm and tries to befriend them, but they all whack him and poke him, because they know he isn’t really one of them.

Wolf Espionage follows a days-of-the-week format where William the Wolf approaches different animals on different days of the week.

William discovers that if he disguises himself as an apple or a peapod, then he doesn’t get whacked or poked, and he discovers that it is easier to become vegetarian than try to eat the animals.

Wolf Espionage is quite a delightful little story, and it was written by a young 12-year-old girl!

Awards

Winner: 2016 Young Writers’ Award Picture Book category

The Young Writers Award is open to young authors aged between 9 and 13 years. Young writers have the opportunity to become published authors. Learn more about being a young writer.

Wrap Up

Wolf Espionage

  • 6/10
    Story
  • 6.5/10
    Illustrations
  • 1.5/10
    Educational content
  • 2.5/10
    Humour
  • 6/10
    Re-readability

Pros

  • Illustrations are simple yet colourful and fun.
  • Clever story about one wolf's journey towards discovering vegetarianism.

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