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Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: A Werewolf in Sheep’s Clothing
SERIES: A Walk on the Wild Side (Daily Dose 2016)
AUTHOR: Rob Rosen
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 22 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 01, 2016
Jackson is a member of a wolf pack, though he feels alone and not at all like the others. A chance meeting with a bear named Woodly shows him he isn’t the only vegetarian in the forest; it also unites him with Frank, a wolf who happens to share the same deep, dark secret. Together, the pair of outcasts might be the only hope for the other woodland creatures who are different.
In today’s A Walk on the Wild Side story, I’m bringing you a review of A Werewolf in Sheep’s Clothing. I picked this one up based on the vegetarian aspect of the story. A few years ago, I did the whole vegetarian thing for a little over a year, so I knew I’d feel some rapport with the characters. I was also intrigued with how a vegetarian wolf and a vegetarian bear would come to be friends.
Jackson is a wolf, and a member of a wolf pack, but he is a wolf with a difference. He doesn’t do meat. He will help with the hunt, but won’t touch the meat…preferring instead to subsist on carrots, nuts and other readily available vegetarian delights found in the forest. One day while he is eating his carrots, he is approached by a large bear named Woodly, who offers to introduce him to a group of vegetarian animals. I’ll be honest, I kind of got a chuckle out of the “12 step program” type introductions. One of the other vegetarians is a wolf named Frank and it might be that Jackson and Frank share something else besides vegetarianism.
I’d have to say that while the idea for this story was a good one, the execution was a little too short for me, and a little bit like a short fairy tale, complete with its own lesson or moral. I think I would have enjoyed the story more if there was just a little more…