WOG by Laurence Knighton

Posted September 26th, 2011 by ahhunt

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Wog, by Laurence Knighton is a really cute book about a beetle that unfortunately gets stuck in a spider’s web, but offers a story for his freedom. He tells a tale of a Papa wog who tells his children a bedtime story. (Yes, this is a story about a story in a story!)

Papa spins a long-drawn out tale of Grampa Hog wog and his friend Moot. They live in a beautiful forest, but every year, extremely noisy giants come! This year, Grampa Hog and Moot get tired of not being able to sleep for all the noise, and decide to teach the giants a lesson. What follows is a big ruckus of chasing, stomping, tripping, and falling. Eventually, the giants knock down nearly every tree in the forest on the hunt for Grampa Hog and Moot. Grampa Hog and Moot feel so bad, but Grampa Hog finds a sapling tree and helps it grow into a huge Redderspruce.

This story has a great moral, and is very good for smaller children. I would recommend it as a bedtime story for the ages of four to seven.


I am 14 years old, and I love to read! I go to Burris Laboratory school, and I'm currently taking AP US History (my favorite subject). I love the Beatles, plus I share the same birthday as Paul McCartney! I really like fiction/fantasy books, but I like all genres.

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