illustrated by Erna Voigt 1980
illustrated by Peter Malone 2004
We have a couple picture book versions of this story. We were reading one in bed the other night and I remembered that there was a cd to accompany it. So the next day on a long drive up to the Perkie we listened to it. Charlotte brought the book along to look at and it's really a perfect thing to listen to on car rides. I know we have an old record album of it somewhere in our collection too.
Each character is represented by a musical instrument. In the story Peter outwits the wolf who has crept out of the woods looking for something to eat. I was surprised that Charlotte knew some of the instruments the characters were holding in the picture (violin, flute). I haven't taught them to her, so she must have picked them up somewhere.
I love both styles of illustrations. One feels more like folk art (and the duck drawn in the wolf's belly is fantastic!) and the other is softer, richer paintings. Someday I would love to get my hands on the Charles Mikolaycak version.