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Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Go To School.

Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Go To School

Caryl Hart, author

Leonie Lord, illustrator

Barron's Educational Series

250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppage, NY 11788

9781438006208 $8.99

Just in time for back to school worries and snags, "Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Go To School" emerges for a smashing debut! Providing a hefty jump start of positive energy for lagging learners, "Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Go To School" tackles school beginners' doubts with a dollop of humor, a strong dose of heady verse, and a lot of fun and action. Rollicking illustrations show Whiffy, a wolf with self doubts about starting school, following his friend Dotty to the dreaded educational doors and proceeding to have a thoroughly marvelous time all day long. Dotty squires Whiffy from coatroom to bathroom to classroom, and then to the playground where Whiffy is cheered as the hero of the day at soccer, his favorite! From arts and crafts to math to story time, Whiffy is entranced. At the end, Whiffy declares he could do this every day! But this is Saturday, so he gets to rest and play with Dotty instead and look forward to school on Monday. The jolly narrative verse and whimsical illustrations pull the reader swiftly through the pages quickly. "Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Go To School" is destined to become a young readers' classic, cheering on many anxious new beginners to their first day at school.

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Publication:Children's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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