When Wolfgang’s best friend goes off to play with a new friend, Wolfgang is hurt.The way the wolf looks in the illustration on this page and the words that accompany it will strike a familiar cord among most of us.The hurt that happens from exclusion in childhood is terribly painful.This story shows us how Wolfgang manages that pain by first enjoying his own company and then making a new friendship.
The important messages of being able to enjoy time on your own and to forgive the follies of others make this a book that I really love.
The computer-generated images give it a contemporary feel and the rhyming text makes it a light read with a resonating message.
Title: The Wolf is Not Invited
Author: Avril McDonald
Illustrator: Taitana Minina
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
Date of Publication: April 2016
Reviewer: Kirsten Puddick
School: Holy Cross School, Miramar, Wellington