As we continue to investigate The Wolf’s Story in our English lessons, Ms Boothroyd took on the role of the wolf when answering probing questions from the class at a press conference about his conduct in the affair with Little Red Riding Hood. She gave some very concerning answers. Please discuss these at home and see whether you can spot any holes or inconsistencies in the Wolf’s story.
Q: How long have you been a vegetarian?
A: On and off for about two years – I do like a bit of meat now and then though.
Q: What was it like to be accused of eating an old lady?
A: It was horrible. It was so unfair. I’d never eat an old lady – it’s not my favourite type of food anyway.
Q: How do you know granny is not your favourite type of meat if you’ve never tried any?
A: I might have tried it once. I can’t remember. Just a little nibble.
Q: Perhaps you prefer young girls for dinner?
A: Certainly not – that hasn’t happened for absolutely ages.
Q: Have you ever tried eating a granny?
A: NO! I would never eat someone that old.
Q: How do you feel about having your tail cut off?
A: I was very annoyed. It hurt a lot.
Q: Are you lying?
A: Of course not. What a ridiculous question!
Q: Have you ever blown down three little pigs’ houses?
A: I’ve never blown down a brick house.
Q: You said you’d never eat an old lady but you didn’t mention adults and children.
A: I’ve already told you that I’m a vegetarian.
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I like to go for walks in the woods.
Q: The police are offering a reward for anyone who has any information on you. How does that feel? A: It’s completely scandalous. Why should an innocent wolf be harassed like this?
Then Meli gave some feisty and combative responses at her press conference in the role of Little Red Riding Hood
Q: Are you planning to take revenge on the wolf?
A: Yes! I’m thinking of drowning him!
Q: Why did you scream when the wolf jumped out of bed?
A: Because he was going to eat me. The wolf is lying about being a vegetarian. I heard him say he’s an “on and off” veggie. What on earth does that mean?!
Q: What was scariest about the wolf?
A: His teeth! They looked very sharp.
Q: Has the wolf eaten any other members of your family?
A: Not as far as I know.
Q: How does it feel to be involved in a crime investigation like this?
A: Very scary. I’m worried that the wolf might be found not guilty and come back to try to eat me again!
Q: Do you have any wolf friends? No.
A: They are scary, sharp-toothed, lying, greedy, untrustworthy animals