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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.

. . . and there, standing in front of him, was the big storybook wolf and next to him was the other smaller wolf with a patch over one eye (Herb recognized him as the back-cover wolf). "Mmm," Big Wolf said in a low greedy voice, "I thought I could smell something tasty. I'm going to gobble you up, little boy." And he started to lick his chops. "Ooh, can I have his little pink toes? They look just like piglets," said Little Wolf. And he tried to lick his chops, but he wasn't very good at it and just ended up dribbling on the carpet.

           --Lauren Child, Beware of the Storybook Wolves (Levine/Scholastic, 2001)

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