I read Mr. Wolf Goes to the Ball with 1st and 2nd Class and they loved it! The book is about a wolf who gets an invitation to a ball and he can’t decide what to wear. He decides he wants to wear a dress but the other animals tell him he shouldn’t. His friend the sheep encourages him to wear it and he loves it and feels amazing dancing the night away at the ball.
The kids in my class thought it was funny but they understood the meaning of the story was to be true to yourself. I would use this book to introduce pupils how to write invitations and also as an introduction to a S.P.H.E. lesson about recognizing and appreciating the differences between people.
The wolf also goes shopping to buy a dress but decides to make his own as the dress is very expensive. As we are beginning to knit in the class, I used this example to encourage the children to be creative.
I also read this book with my 4 year old daughter and she loved the illustrations. At the start of the book, the wolf looks through his closet to choose an outfit and this was great for building vocabulary and the pictures created great discussion. The wolf also wears colourful socks throughout the book and my daughter kept commenting on these.
I would recommend this book for kids aged 4-7. I give this book 10/10! Thank you for sending us this book. We really enjoyed reviewing it.
By Hilary O’ Connell, Co. Waterford
“Mr. Wolf Goes to the Ball” by Tatyna Feeney, published by O’Brien Press, is on sale now for €14.99 (H/B).
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Press, free of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review