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Little Wolf’s First Howling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Little Wolf’s First Howling

By Laura McGee Kvasnosky, illustrated by Kate Harvey McGee
Candlewick Press, 2017

It’s Little Wolf’s first night to howl, he can’t wait!  When Little Wolf, asks, “Can I howl now?”  Big Wolf suggests he listen to a demonstration.  So thrilled, Little Wolf takes a deep breath, lifts his muzzle and howls.  Little Wolf tries again, adding his own flavor to the howl, but Father says.  “It is not proper howling form.” Even though he knows it’s not proper form, Little Wolf lets loose with his own howl.  Although it is not correct, Big Wolf’s tail wags and ears twitch and he joins in with a howl like Little Wolf’s.

An endearing story of being patient when teaching a child new skills.  Filled with onomatopoeia, children will love the sounds and love the warm illustrations set in Yellowstone Park.

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Wolf Camp

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Wolf Camp
by Andrea Zuill
Schwartz & Wade Books, 2016

Wolf Camp is a hilarious story about a family dog that gets a once in a lifetime experience going to a wolf camp.   Fang and Grrr, Homer’s camp counselors, teach him how to howl, track wild animals and hunt.  But, Homer soon finds out eating what you hunt is gross!  And through a series of humorous lessons, he learns that being a wolf isn’t always what he thought it was.  Homer returns from camp a changed dog.

Readers will feel the excitement of preparing for camp, riding the bus to camp, and making new friends at this very different place called “camp” and will love Homer and his loveable, laughable friends.

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From Wolf to Woof! The Story of Dogs

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From Wolf to Woof! The Story of Dogs

by Hudson Talbott
Nancy Paulsen Books, 2016

From Wolf to Woof! Is a wonderful myth for children of how wolves evolved into dogs.

The tale begins with a single, orphaned wolf pup ostracized from the pack.  He encounters another orphan, a boy.  In figuring out how to survive with no adults to guide them, they become ‘friends’.  They soon learn that with the wolf’s nose and the boy’s spear, they can help each other find food.  In time other orphan pups and boys and girls join them. They learn to perfect their teamwork to capture their food. The wolves surround their prey and hunters spear it from a distance.  Working together, they learn to share the food and include everyone.   The myth briefly covers how dogs evolved to serve other needs of people.

Illustrations bring life to the story, and include a few surprises including full page spreads of running wolves and of the first time the boy touched the wolf pup.  A perfect introduction to the history of dogs.

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Whispers of the Wolf

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Whispers of the Wolf

by Pauline Ts’o
Wisdom Tales, 2015

Whispers of the Wolf quietly, deeply engulfs the reader into the story.  Supported with wind-swept pastel illustrations the reader virtually experiences the boy’s emotions of finding, raising, protecting and, eventually releasing, a wolf.

Two Birds is a quiet Pueblo boy, always last when running with the other boys, so he doesn’t run.  When he hears whimpers one day, he discovers an abandoned wolf pup destined to die.  Determined, he cares for the pup and it finds its strength.  When the other boys discover the pup, they want to hold it, but Two Birds cries out no, it is too fragile.  As the pup grows, Two Birds becomes adept at hunting rabbits to feed the animal.  When it Is finally big enough, Two Birds takes the wolf hunting with him.  The other boys are eventually allowed to hold the pup and Two Birds shares stories he heard from the wolf.  The boys listen to his stories and learn other ways to hunt rabbits.  Then the day comes that the wolf wants to follow the other wolves and Two Birds must decide between keeping the wolf or setting him free.

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