Tuesday, July 16, 2013
What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?
Author & Illustrator: Debi Gliori
Publisher: Walker & Co.
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Horn book & Kirkus starred reviews, Kirkus Best Book
Summary: With allusions to well-known nursery rhymes (he's woken by four and twenty blackbirds), this book tells the story of Mr. Wolf's day. In each hour of the day something annoying happens, but at the end, there's a big surprise party for Mr. Wolf to end his birthday. Both the illustrations and the text refer back to the nursery rhyme and kids will have such fun identifying all the different tales.
Classroom Ideas: This could easily be used with younger students in a study of nursery rhymes, or with older kids when talking about time. Just about every kind of time piece is pictured here in some way, from a pocket watch to a sun dial.