Winston the Book Wolf
Illustrated by Ian Beck. Published by Bloomsbury (UK).
A girl named Rosie teaches Winston learns an important lesson:
"You do not have to chew on a book to taste the wonderful words inside. Words taste even better when you eat them with your eyes!"
From the publisher
Devour a good book! In this clever take-off on Little Red Riding Hood, the big bad wolf is the very hungry Winston who likes to eat books! When the librarian scolds him for his naughty behavior, Rosie (who wears a familiar red hoodie) rescues Winston and takes him out into the woods to teach him how to read books, not eat them. Winston grows to love reading and is soon devouring books with his eyes, and reading them (disguised as Granny Winston) to groups of children at the library. This hilarious book, complete with fabulous art and a die-cut cover highlights the importance of books and the joy of reading!
School Library Journal wrote
With his love of language, Winston the Wolf quickly develops a taste for sweet and juicy words like sunset and swoosh and rambunctious. When he runs out of books to read, he borrows a frilly dress and returns to the library disguised as Granny Winston. He registers for a library card and enthusiastically leads a story-hour session – a delicious treat of a tale for young book lovers.