What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? by Debi Gliori

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Mr. Wolf has a busy day. Starting his daily routine at seven o'clock, his schedule is packed from breakfast to bedtime. At nine o'clock the mail arrives, and he goes shopping at noon. Four o'clock is naptime, and surprise! . . . At six o'clock there is a big party in Mr. Wolf 's honor. Special guests include Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, the Cat and the Fiddle and many more characters readers are sure to recognize. Huffing and puffing new life into favorite nursery rhymes, this charming story introduces telling time while showing readers that the Mr. Wolf isn't so big or bad after all.
 

About Debi Gliori

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DEBI GLIORI is well known for her picture books, including The Scariest Thing of All, Stormy Weather, The Trouble With Dragons, No Matter What, and her Dead Magic series for middle grade readers. Debi lives just outside Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wee Willa and her older brother Willoughby return in a poignant tale about growing up.

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And the day continues in this vein: The letter carrier (a girl in a red hood) skips his house, his cupboard is bare, it rains on the way to the store, and every hour, fairy-tale and nursery-rhyme characters check in on Mr.Wolf, asking him for the time.

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In the variation on the game of tag that shares its name with this book (better known in the U.S. as “What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?”), children ask the “wolf” for the time, moving closer with each answer

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Receiving warm reassurances to all his queries, Colin finally asks the big question, ""Will you love me after you die?"" The loving mother fox quietly shows him the stars in the night sky and compares her love for him to their ancient light.

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When Large asks what's wrong, Small begins interrogating Large (neither character's gender is specified): ""If I were a grumpy grizzly bear, would you still love me?

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In the variation on the game of tag that shares its name with this book (better known in the U.S. as “What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?”), children ask the “wolf” for the time, moving closer with each answer until “dinnertime” sends them scrambling.

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As we work through the hours of the day we meet all the characters from Mother Goose going about their business - not always in the way we would expect - until at last we meet them all at the surprise party at Mr Wolf’s house.

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