English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 28. The Wolf in Sheep's clothing

A wolf would like to catch a sheep for its supper but is finding it difficult to do so. It tries to disguise itself by wrapping itself in a sheepskin rug and making noises like a sheep.

To begin with the plan works well – the sheep don’t seem to notice the difference, and nor do the farmer and his dog when the sheep are herded into their pen in the evening.

One lamb notices a funny smell about the disguised wolf but is told not to be rude by its mother.

However, before the wolf can snatch the lamb, he gets hooked by the shepherd, who is looking for the biggest and juiciest sheep for his own supper. The wolf wriggles out of the rug and escapes, but does not get a sheep for supper.

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