"A hilarious debut . . . Quirky illustrations and the depiction of an utterly endearing Rolf are just a precursor to the wonderful twist at the end" (Vanessa Lewis The Bookseller
"Enjoyable for those mischievous young listeners who enjoy a good bad ending" (Pamela Paul The New York Times
"Teasingly playful" (Lucy Daniel Daily Telegraph
"Good Little Wolf
is a cheeky and amusing read, with plenty to delight its young audience . . . I can't wait to see what Nadia Shireen produces next. If it's as fun as Good Little Wolf
, we're in for a real treat" (The Bookbag
"Starring the fuzziest, friendliest wee wolf ever to grace the pages of a picture book, the story turns stereotypes on its head as Rolf fails to howl at the moon, harass little pigs or eat any grannies" (Big Issue Scotland
Publishers Weekly, August 15, 2011:
"Shireen's tight pacing and economical prose push the story forward, and her words and pictures play smartly off each other."
NYTimes.com, September 7, 2011:
"Shireen's quirky illustrations are amusing and distinctive, and the story's tweaking of children's fairytale plots works...for those mischievous young listeners who enjoy a good bad ending."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, November 2011:
."..zesty mixed-media illustrations...[and] some wolfishly amusing unjust deserts here."