[Book Review] The Wolf series

This is a monthly post on 'Book or Web/Mobile Application for Children'. Every 3rd week of the month I will post on a review on books that AJ has read or web/mobile application that he has tried on.

Jan - Sherlock Sam & the Missing Heirloom in Katong
Feb - UpToTen (Boowa & Koala) Online Educational Website for Pre-Schoolers
Mar - Sherlock Sam & the Vanished Robot in Penang
Apr - How To Think Like A Scientist
May - The Rock & The Bird
June - 君伟上小学
July - Young Scientists Reader - Integrated Thematic Science Series
Aug - JJ's Science Adventure: Magnets
Sep - Bangkok Guide For Kids By Kids
Oct - Computer Coding for Kids
Nov - Of Separation, Coping with Loss and Homelessness

[Review and Giveaway]

I stood in amaze from afar, watching this boy reading those 5 books in one seating within half an hour.  It has happened before, but only to books he is very interested in.  It got me curious to find out why those 5 books intrigued him.

I got a chance to read through those 5 books after the boy called it a day.  I hate to admit but I did what he did: read through the 5 books in one seating. 

The Wolf series is an International bestseller.  It was sold in 20 countries in 15 languages.  I'm impressed that the English version was translated by Wild Crane Press editor Rayne Ngoi. The Wolf series is about the adventures of a grumpy wolf who discovers through many mishaps, the value of friendship, self-acceptance, humility and other values.  The childlike humour entertains the children yet teaching them necessary values. 

The Wolf who searched for a girlfriend
The theme of this book is on love.  Wolf felt lonely and wanted to look for the love of his life.  But he knew nothing about love!  His friends taught him, and he eventually found the love of his life.  One will easily fall in love with this cute Wolf too.  I would recommend this to be the first book to read.

The Wolf who wanted to be an artist
This book introduces various occupations in the art field.  The Wolf explored different art occupations and finally landed one that suit him best.

The Wolf who wanted to change his colour
This book teaches the children about self-acceptance and colours.  The Wolf was quite bored with his black fur and wanted to change to other colours in attempt to make himself more handsome.  Very young children who read this book will be elated to notice that the colour names are actually printed in the respective colours as well.

The Wolf who loved himself too much
Who would like someone who is snobbish, aloof and supercilious?  Certainly no one!  This book brought the children through these types of characters with the intention to teach them it is better to be humble.  I personally find this one of the best read.

The Wolf who did not want to walk anymore
Like toddlers who can walk well but are always yearning to be carried, Wolf declared that he has had enough of walking.  So he tried different modes of transportation every month and guess what he settled with eventually?  This book covers different types of vehicles and highlights the month for early readers.

If you would like to get hold of these books, here's a great news for you! The publisher of The Wolf series has kindly offered 3 sets of these 5 books (each set is worth $60) to 3 families. All you have to do is:

1) 'Like' Wild Crane Press in Facebook; 
2) 'Like' Mylilbookworm in Facebook; and
3) Share my post on your Facebook personal landing page. Please set it on public status for verification.

Conditions of Giveaway

1) Each family is only entitled to 1 draw;
2) Giveaway is opened to local residents only;
3) Last day of participation is 31st Dec (Wed) 2359;
4) Winners will have to self-collect the books from Wild Crane Press at 33 Ubi Ave 3 #06-37 (Vertex Tower A) S'pore 408868, between 8am to 5pm on weekdays or 8am to 12nn on alternate Saturdays.

You may also like to know that Wild Crane Press is currently having a promotion on their webstore.  And if you spend more than S$50 in total (nett), Wild Crane Press will also provide free shipping to your local address.  All you need to do is to key in the code ‘WILDCRANEPRESS’ on the order form which summarises the item prices and shipping price.

Books are lovely presents to give this Christmas, it is still not too late to shop now!

With this post, I hereby conclude my monthly series of 'Book or Web/Mobile Application for Children' for 2014.  I hope you have enjoyed reading them thus far.  There will be new focus next year, do come visit my blog on 1st Jan 2015!

The 3 winners of The Wolf series are:
1) Robert Sim
2) Ed Lyn
3) Jingxian Liang

Congratulations!  I will pass your email addresses to Wild Crane Press.  Please watch out for their email.


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