This is another book I liked to read over and over as a kid. I think it’s more suited for slightly older kids, so once again in maybe the 2nd and/or 3rd grades.
It’s a story that can get little kids thinking about the concept, “there’s more than one side to any story.”
I honestly don’t think I completely grasped all of the subtle humor in this book when I was younger, but reading it now and being able to pick up on all the sarcasm made the book entertaining in a much more different way than how I must have found it as a kid. Apparently in some editions of this book there’s a letter to the parole board from the wolf, but the copy I borrowed from the library didn’t have it and I can’t really remember if the one I had read as a child did or not, so I can’t really comment on how much that changes the story, if at all.
The way the story is told, I’ve always thought it to be pretty clever. I’m not quite sure if this book can really rank as a classic, but I think it most certainly is timeless. (Imagine my relief when I was looking up the year when this was first published by going onto Amazon and reading all these reviews written clearly by adults, hahaha. So I’m not alone in my occasional desire to walk down memory lane.)
FINAL VERDICT: A