cover image Pequeo Hombre Lobo, El

Pequeo Hombre Lobo, El

Cornelia Funke. Ediciones B, $13.95 (112pp) ISBN 978-84-666-3051-1

Grade 3-6-One October evening, while walking home from the movies, B\xFAho and Lina have a frightful encounter with a wolf. The animal bites B\xFAho's hand, and that brings a whole slew of changes to the boy's appearance and behavior; he grows a layer of fine hair all over his body, his eyes turn yellow, his voice changes, he develops a keen sense of smell and, strangest of all, he finds that he is hungry all the time. Lina and a kind teacher try to help him, but time threatens to run out; the moon will be full in two days and B\xFAho's days as a normal kid are numbered. Funke's lively writing and engaging style will capture readers' interest, and her dark and moody watercolor illustrations serve well to add an element of mystery. A wonderful read-aloud, and a good choice for readers who are transitioning into chapter books. Recommended for school and public libraries, as well as bookstores. Reviewed by Betsy Duarte Shepard, Wakefield Middle School, Tucson, AZ Cr\xEDticas, 10/15/2008