Peter and the Wolf, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Peter and the Wolf was composed by the great Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra.

This timeless tale is beautifully retold and illustrated with by award-winning Ian Beck, and remains a wonderful introduction to the world of music.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour and b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780552527552



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This book is about Peter, a little boy who tries to save a duck, cat, and bird from a dangerous wolf. The illustrations were nice, not very bright. I did not quite enjoy this fairy tale as much as others I have read.

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Peter's grandfather does not want him going into the meadow, but Peter is not afraid so he does it anyways. In the meadow, Peter sees a duck, a bird, and a cat. Suddenly, Peters grandfather brings him back inside and tells him the meadow is too dangerous; there may be wolves! As soon as Peter leaves, a wolf appears and gobbles up the duck. The cat and the bird are chased up into a tree. Peter climbs over the fence and up the tree. Peter then captures the wolf by lassoing his tail! Now that Peter has caught the wolf, him and the hunters can take him to the zoo. I did not think that the overall message of this book was very clear.

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This book is about a young hunter, who helps a duck and a bird from getting attacked by a cat. Soon afterward a wolf eats the duck and the young boy tries to help the cat and small bird from getting eaten as well. The boy comes up with a plan to help the animals by catting the wolf with a rope. The boy triumphs and catches the wolf as his peers admire his accomplishment. Another a tale that would be great to talk about in a class when it comes to folktales.