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One Wolf Howls (Arbordale Collection) Hardcover – February 10, 2009
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Arranged as a counting book that begins with a single wolf in January and adds one more for each month of the year, this nonfiction picture book presents verse and paintings set in a forest. On each double-page spread, a rhymed quatrain indicates the month of the year, the number of wolves, and what they are doing, while a vivid, realistic painting illustrates the weather as well as the place and the wolves’ activities. Using lighting and seasonal cues skillfully, Detwiler achieves more variety than might be expected. The concept of adding one wolf each month doesn’t create a believable narrative thread, but there’s plenty to engage children in the individual scenes of woods and wolves. An appended section offers two illustrated activities as well as information about the life cycle, hunting behavior, and endangered status of wolves. Preschool-Grade 2. --Carolyn Phelan
Detwiler invokes just the right amount of romanticism: her wolves tussle in the purple rays of a frigid sunrise and dance, silhouetted, in the falling shadows of twilight but they're always unmistakably wild. Readers should be captivated by the animals resilient joie de vivre as well as by their habitats seasonal glories. --Publishers Weekly
Sylvan Dell hits a home run with another special book for kids. --Armchair Interviews
Besides the knowledge concerning wolves, additional benefits for very young children in having this book read to them are counting from one to ten and becoming familiar with the months of the year. One Wolf Howls will delight all youngsters, especially those who like to learn about nature. --Stories for Children Magazine
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What do you know about wolves? Most people recognize them and understand that they are relatives of the domesticated dog, but there are many aspects in which the wolf remains a mysterious creature. Scotti Cohn's gentle poetic text tells how one wolf howls in the January moonlight, two wolves play in a February snowfall, three wolves bark on a brisk March morning, and so on. Can you guess how many wolves sing a December chorus? The luscious, full-color drawings by Susan Detwiler that accompany the text are a feast for the eyes.
One thing that makes Sylvan Dell books like One Wolf Howls so great is that they all meet state standards in math and science. Thus, they are not only fun and enjoyable to read, but educational. The "For Creative Minds" educational section at the end of the book, which may be photocopied or printed from Sylvan Dell's website by the owner of the book for educational, non-commercial uses, includes a Wolf Communications Matching Activity, Fun Facts about wolves and their life cycle, a Wolf Calendar Activity, and information about hunting and endangered wolves. Besides gaining knowledge about wolves, very young children whose parents read them this book learn to count from one to twelve and become familiar with the months of the year. Cross-curricular "Teaching Activities," interactive quizzes, and much more are available online at the Sylvan Dell website. One Wolf Howls will delight all youngsters, especially those who like to learn about nature.
It also provides 5 pages of educational facts and activities.
Wolf Communications Matching Activity
Wolf Fun Facts
Wolf Life Cycle
Wolf Calendar Activity
The realistic illustration by Susan Detwiler brings the book to life with the warm and cool colors.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.