Whiffy Wilson The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to School from Caryl Hart and Leonie Lord is a relatable tale about a young wolf who is convinced that school will be entirely too boring. His friend Dotty persuades him to tag along with her to class and see what it’s all about. Whiffy thought he would miss spending his day watching TV, playing games and staying up late – but he finds that school is more fun than he could have imagined! Filled with adorable and humorous illustrations and flowing rhythmic text, Whiffy Wilson is a wonderful book to read as school begins.
Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Make Connections:
Whiffy Wilson The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to School is a perfect book for making connections. Whiffy is reluctant to go to school, can your reader relate to that? Were they nervous, scared, or unsure before their own first day of school? When Whiffy gets to school he is delighted to find out that he is still able to play and have fun all day long, does your reader play games at school? Do they have fun with their friends? Books can be a mirror to reflect the reader’s personal world, and they can be a window into new and different experiences.
Do this with your child:
After you read Whiffy Wilson The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to School talk with your reader about their favorite parts of their school day. Ask them to recreate this with you while they take the lead. Whether it be story time, outside play, snack time or workshop/activity time allow them to play the role of teacher and explain how their favorite school activity works!
If you’re interested in sharing Whiffy Wilson The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to School with your child you can find it from Hachette Children’s Group here.