Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Little Wolf's First Howling - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Candlewick Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Overview:

Little Wolf can hardly wait. Tonight he will howl at the moon to the top of the sky. First, Big Wolf demonstrates traditional howling form: AAAAAAAAAAOOOOOooooooooo. Then it’s Little Wolf’s turn. He’s sure he is ready, but when the big moment comes, something happens. Something unexpected, something wild, something unbe-beep-bop-believable! Sisters Laura McGee Kvasnosky and Kate McGee have created a wonderful story about the importance of doing things your own way and being true to your heart when it swells with wildness and joy.

Some may favor the proper way to howl, but what if you have a song in your heart that needs to come out? A delightful, disarmingly funny tale for little and big wolves everywhere.

My Review:

I have a fascination with wolves and consider them to be one of my favorite animals.  I don't want to encounter one in the woods, but I love reading about them and their behaviors.  Little Wolf's First Howling is a hardcover book that tells of a young wolf being taught how to properly howl.  He is shown proper howling form several times by his father, but can't seem to quite get it right.  Father wolf remains encouraging and highlights his little one's other good attributes.  Little Wolf tries to howl correctly again and, instead, comes up with a string of syllables that resemble a tune more than a howl.  Rather than chastising him for improper howl form, the father wolf joins in on the unique howl.

The words of the book are simple and children can try to imitate the howling sounds that are throughout the pages.  The illustrations are done in blue, brown, and other dark colors.  The summary of the story is that it's okay to be original and unique.

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30 comments:

Peggy said...

I have seen a wolf. I live near forest in the country. I hear them and coyotes at night.

Feisty Fox said...

Our local zoo has wolves and I've seen them there. I haven't seen one in the wild!

binabug said...

I doubt I've ever seen a wolf but have seen plenty of foxes, coyotes and such. In SK you'll see plenty of that.

aperry said...

I have seen a wolf at the Minnesota Zoo.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have seen a wolf, although supposedly we don't have them here. But a forest ranger assured me there are a few. I saw it out running a few years ago.

Marty C. said...

Never seen a wolf in the wild, but lots of coyotes around this area -- they keep stealing my chickens!

Marti Tabora said...

The only time I have ever seen a wolf was at a wildlife sanctuary and there was a grey wolf pack. They were really beautiful.

Stacey McCrary said...

Yes I have seen wolves. And the fact that growing up we had two hybrid dogs who were part wolf and right now my brother has a dog that is part wolf and believe it or not one of my aunts raised a wolf from a pup.

Stacy said...

I've seen wolves in the wild in Alaska.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I have never seen wolves before. My mom has always loved them though and always talked about getting a wolf puppy when I was a kid.

bison61 said...

nope just in a zoo

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Deanna Allen said...

I've only ever seen a wolf in the zoo!

Daniel Scott said...

We are lucky to have a wolf sanctuary where we live. Their howl is both haunting and beautiful.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I used to drive trucks, and I have seen wolves before. Montana was a big state to see them in.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I've seen a wolf at the zoo they were so beautiful and through a rescue i held wolf pups

Ken Ohl said...

No I have not

Jana Leah B said...

I've seen a wolf at the zoo.

Sara Estep said...

I've never seen a wolf in the wild, but they used to have them at a little zoo nearby.

Janice Crespo said...

Yes, an old friend had actually rescued 2 so I saw them all the time. They were great!

Nancy said...

I've only seen wolves in zoos or animal preserves.

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AmberFaith said...

I may have seen one in a zoo before, but I've yet to see one in the wild (and despite how beautiful they are - I hope I never do lol).

wen budro said...

I have seen some wolves......not up close, fortunately......at Denali National Park. They are beautiful creatures.

Sandra Watts said...

Not sure I have ever seen a wolf.

SueZH said...

I'm not sure. I prpbably have seen one at the zoo because I've been to a number of large zoos. I've never seen one in the wild thats for sure!

jill190 said...

I have only seen the animals you have described at the zoo.

Edye Nicole said...

I have not seen one.

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Julie Waldron said...

I'm not sure if I have. But we live in the country so who knows.

Jan Lee said...

I have never seen a wolf before :) Not sure if that's good or bad lol

LeAnn Harbert said...

We have coyotes where I live but have only seen wolves at the zoo

Renee said...

I have seen real life coyotes but have only seen wolves at the zoo or on tv.