Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Wulfie: Stage Fright by Lindsay J Sedgwick & illustrated by Josephine Wolff

Wulfie: Stage Fright is a delightful twist on some favourite fairy tales: Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs. Libby lives with her absentminded father, uncaring stepmother and nasty stepbrother. Her stepmother only has enough love for one child and her darling Rex can do no wrong. Meanwhile, it seems Libby can do nothing right. She’s often left out of treats and made to do all the chores. Rex takes great delight in trying to frighten Libby with his horrible stories of the Big Bad Wolf coming to eat her up.

Then, one day, Libby gets the chance of a lifetime – to take part in the school play. She has always wanted to be in a play and decides to go for it. Of course, Rex gets in the way and spoils her chances. Libby decides she is tired of being scared and is going to find the Big Bad Wolf herself. Her search for this terrifying creature doesn’t go at all how she expected and she meets Wulfie: a sweet, purple, fuzzy, furry wolf-like creature who loves smelly socks, burping and cuddling.  Libby’s life will never be the same again. Wulfie’s curious, mischievous nature causes all sorts of trouble even though he means well and only wants to make Libby happy.

This is a brilliant transition book for Key Stage One to Key Stage Two. Readers will be completely charmed by Wulfie and cheer on Libby as she develops confidence and tries to follow her dreams. Everyone will want their own fuzzy, purple friend to help them through the ups and downs of school life.

Thank you to Little Island Books for this fun book!

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