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Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf

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I believe this book is suitable for children in key stage 1 and lower key stage 2. It can be used in English for reading and writing. The book can be used as a comprehension in English lessons and the children can recall the key points from the book which would help assess the children’s understanding. It can also be used to assess children understanding of previous books. The book contains some moral messages which children can also refer to. It would be excellent to use for role-playing (Drama) and exploring dialogue between characters (mini plays in groups). There were three sequels in the same format: Polly and the Wolf Again, Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf and Last Stories of Polly and the Wolf. I had never heard of the Polly and the Wolf books before, and that amazes me. I found the second book in our library, and it was the first book in a long time that made me laugh out loud (at times a bit hysterically). So, naturally, I had to get the first book if for no other reason than to learn how a little girl meets a hungry, stupid wolf to begin with.

Clever Polly and the stupid wolf : Storr, Catherine, author Clever Polly and the stupid wolf : Storr, Catherine, author

All four Clever Polly books in one volume including Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, Polly and the Wolf Again, Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf and More Stories of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf. Authors / Illustrators I find it really interesting to hear what authors and illustrators enjoy reading or have enjoyed reading with children. In this category you will find recommendations written by authors and illustrators along with books that they have written and / or illustrated.

Why Don't You Just Eat Her? - The wolf keeps coming up with elaborate plans to catch Polly, from disguising himself as the postman to playing a game of 'touch wood' with her (so long as she's touching the trees she's safe.) One wonders why he didn't merely grab her and eat her. Storr practised as a psychiatrist during the 1950s and 60s and was inspired to write the stories by her second daughter, saying in 1970: “I wrote them to amuse Polly … she was one of the children who always had a wolf under the bed and she was frightened of it.” Storr later became an editor at Penguin, and wrote more than 100 books, almost all for young readers, as well as essays about psychology, touching on subjects such as abortion and the way Freud had burdened parents with unnecessary guilt, and there is a prudence to her stories where blame or guilt are concerned. Victim-blamers could learn a thing or two from this book. Polly doesn’t modify her behaviour because the wolf is out to get her, she quite happily engages him in conversation, carries on with regular trips to her grandmother’s house, and only runs away at the very last minute. So sure is she of her superior cleverness that she even invites the wolf to eat her up (he begs for a tiny bit of toffee first). A few weeks ago I was helping my mother clear out the room I had as a small child, sifting through moth-eaten teddy bears, boxes of broken crayons and hundreds of children’s books. At nine years old I had moved into a slightly bigger room, and this smaller one had become a junk room, or book room, or study, depending how kind you want to be. There is also an old printer, a vacuum cleaner and a roll of carpet in there, but “book room” still suits it best, as all the walls are covered in shelves and all the shelves are stuffed with books, and it was between a copy of Tom’s Midnight Garden and a set of Ladybird fairytale books that I rediscovered Catherine Storr’s Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf.

Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf: a feminist Little Red

Written in 1955 by English author Catherine Storr, Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf is a collection of short children's stories focusing on the adventures of a bright young girl named Polly and a dim-witted wolf with his heart set on eating her. Most of the stories follow a similar formula: The Wolf, inspired by a fairy story or folk tale, will hatch an overly complicated plan to catch Polly. Inevitably, Polly will already be familiar with the story and foil The Wolf's plan through the use of logic and by reminding him that they don't live in a storybook. urn:oclc:863446731 Republisher_date 20150919060055 Republisher_operator [email protected] Scandate 20150915060650 Scanner scribe13.shenzhen.archive.org Scanningcenter shenzhen Worldcat (source edition)Shall I give it to a little boy who is interested in how things work?' the wolf suggested, cautiously wrapping the bomb up in the remains of the too-small paper bag.

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I read that the book was based on the author's real daughter's real phobia (as a child) about wolves and was a way of working through that. To me the book is more interesting when read this way, about a real little girl's grappling with an imagined wolf. If the wolf represents toxic anxiety and it is really about triumph over fear then I suddenly like it a lot. Friendly Enemy: The Wolf is so inept in attempting to eat Polly that she almost views him as a friend. For his own part, the Wolf's conversations with Polly are the only real interaction he seems to have with anyone.All the wolf wants to do is eat a little girl, but he has chosen one very clever girl, and he is unfortunately one very stupid wolf! A charming, classic tale. Waterstones Guide for Kids' Books Forgotten the title or the author of a book? Our BookSleuth is specially designed for you. Visit BookSleuth urn:lcp:cleverpollystupi0000stor:epub:975ff4f8-11b1-4373-8ac3-26f92e9c9c04 Foldoutcount 0 Identifier cleverpollystupi0000stor Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t6163q19f Invoice 1652 Isbn 9781903252284

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