The Wolf And His Shadow by Thierry RobberechtThe Wolf And His Shadow by Thierry Robberecht

The Wolf And His Shadow

byThierry RobberechtIllustratorStephanie Frippiat

Picture Books | October 21, 2016

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A valuable read-aloud about accepting oneself and one's peers." - School Library Journal Wolf is afraid, especially of his own shadow.It's big and black, and it has really big teeth.Wolf is embarrassed.The other wolves will surely make fun of him!But one day, by a stroke of luck, Wolf discoversthat his shadow can be very useful too... . A moving story about a wolf who overcomes his fears. For brave (and not so brave) children ages 4 and up. "
Thierry Robberecht is a children's books author who writes song texts and scenarios for comic books. He has been writing children's books since fifteen years now, often about subjects that children find difficult to talk about, e.g. secrets, death, envy and rage. He likes to create characters who feel like they don't fit in. His own ch...
Title:The Wolf And His ShadowFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.75 × 10.25 × 0.32 inShipping dimensions:9.75 × 10.25 × 0.32 inPublished:October 21, 2016Publisher:ClavisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1605373028

ISBN - 13:9781605373027

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overcoming your fears Looking for a book that talks about childhood fears and anxieties? Well this is the perfect book to use as a catalyst to address those issues. Although wolves are supposed to be strong and tough and dangerous, Wolf in our story today, is anything but. He is a scaredy-cat or should I say scaredy-wolf. He is terrified of his own shadow. This causes him great concern and much embarrassment. What will his friends think of him if they find out? "His shadow was big and black next to him. And every time that Wolf yawned, it showed its big teeth." Wolf tries to detach himself from this monster by dashing to the top of the hill, swimming around the lake like mad, but to no avail. His shadow is relentless and chases him everywhere. It sticks to him like glue. No matter where Wolf goes his shadow tags along. Oh my, what is poor Wolf to do? One day hunters appear in the woods and petrified Wolf finds a place to hide. His shadow creeps up on him and poor Wolf loses it. He just has to get out of there. He's not running from the hunters but from his very own shadow. Poor Wolf tears off towards the hunters screaming ... "A black monster with huge teeth is following me!" Really? The hunters are mortified. A monster that can scare a wolf? It must be a doozie indeed. They hightail it back to their village as fast as they can skedaddle. How will the rest of the wolfpack treat Wolf now? Will they be happy he saves the day and become their hero or will they laugh and scorn him for being so scared of his shadow and treat him like a sissy cry baby? The illustrations are very expressive and can stand alone no problem. It's a story of victory and overcoming one's fears. It is a wonderful read aloud with a valuable lesson of accepting yourself just the way you are and also your peers. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-01-31

Editorial Reviews

A story that echoes the classic Aesop's fable, with a valuable lesson for readers to take away. Parents and educators alike can use this offering to discuss themes and moods such as loneliness, fear, bullying, forgiveness, friendship, and, most important, acceptance of oneself and others... .A valuable read-aloud about accepting oneself and one's peers." - School Library Journal (Margie Longoria, Mission High School, TX)"A wonderful story for children who have fears, feel embarrassed about themselves or just do not realize that they are as good as anyone else. The illustrations are large, well done and show wonderful emotions on the face of the wolf. This is a story of victory and overcoming your fears. A great book for a parent to read to their children as well as one for primary classrooms where there might be some issues with fears, teasing, acceptance etc." - Caroline Johnson-Hicks, educator"