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*Meet Wild Boars* by Meg Rosoff, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

 
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Meet Wild Boars
by Meg Rosoff, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Ages 4-8 40 pages Henry Holt May 2005 Hardcover    

There is a warning posted on the flyleaf of Meet Wild Boars: Beware of this book! It is full of smelly, dirty, rude and extremely bad-tempered boars, four in particular, Boris, Morris, Horace and Doris. These four donít care if you like them at all; in fact, they donít like you!

Boris makes it a habit to go after unsuspecting children, his tusks thrust forward; try to give Morris a treat and he will stomp it to pieces under his feet; Horace is stubborn, making nasty smells while laughing (snorting) at anyone who comes near; and Doris is the worst of all, stinky, ugly and bossy to boot. There you have it: bad Boris, naughty Morris, horrid Horace and dirty Doris.

Just for the sake of argument, these crafty wild boars promise to behave if they can visit your house. Theyíll play with you, take bubble baths, even wear cozy pajamas to bed at night. Wrong. Donít believe it! These boars do not know how to behave. Letís face it, like it or not, there is simply no such thing as a nice wild boar.

The delightful illustrations bring these rambunctious boars to life on the pages of this quirky book being exactly what they are: simply beastly. Though they try to adjust to human ways, it simply isnít in their nature. They are just wild boars who wonít pretend to be anything else, proving, of course, that some things are exactly what they seem.
   


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