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The Wolf is Not Invited

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Wolfgang is left heartbroken when his best friend Catreen runs off without him to play with Clarissa. Spider shows Wolfgang how to make his own fun and Wolfgang realises that there are other great friends out there just waiting to be met! There are some situations and feelings that we cannot change and there are some that we can. Knowing the difference between the two (and some ways to make ourselves feel happy) is a great trick to have up our sleeves!

Suitable for 4- to 7-year-olds.

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14th July '16
I read it to BellaCam aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is brilliant! Easy to read and has an important message. I read it to my daughter who is starting school in September. When we finished she said "so it's ok that I make new friends and my old friends make some too, they are still my friends" I was so pleased she thought this and puts my mind at ease about her starting school 
15th July '16
Aaronthecooldude read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
I liked that this book taught me to help lonely people. I really enjoyed reading it and my favourite character was the wolf because he felt like I do sometimes. I liked that the end was happy. By Aaron age 6. 
5th July '16
I read it to Daisy aged 4 aged 4 & to Violet aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We loved everything about this book from the colourful pictures and playful characters.  The rhyming Storyline was really fun too.  
We felt very sorry for poor wolf when he was singled out and left to play alone but we were soon cheering when the happy ending came. 

There was lots of What's, where's and whys whilst reading the story which meant she was interested and wanted to know more!

We all really enjoyed reading this book and I've a feeling we will be reading it again very very soon.
18th July '18
I read it to Henry aged 7 aged 7 & to Lois aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Love this book that gives a great view of how even true friends can sometimes be cruel but if they are real friends they will realise and come back to you.
2nd July '16
I read it to Iowmatilda aged 6 aged 6 & to Iowsienna aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
Lovely story highlighting the difficulty of navigating friendships for young children.  I read this to my 2 and 6 year olds and they immediately asked for it again and again. They really connected with the storyline which prompted discussion about their own experiences and expectations. A lovely rhyming book with a relevant message. Only criticism is that the more unpleasant character was a blonde female - bit of a cliché
3rd July '16
I read it to Brobee aged 3 aged 3 & to Toodee aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
We really enjoyed reading 'The Wolf is not Invited'. The story tackles the complex issue of friendships in a really accessible way; my 3 year old was able to talk about why the characters felt upset or worried. This was helped by the fact that the characters were so distinct in their personalities. We really liked the bright and very imaginative illustrations, there was so much to discuss on each page. We also loved the rhyming text. As other reviewers have mentioned, I was a bit disappointed with the ending as it suguests that it is normal to only have one good friend. 
21st April '17
I read it to Cjamison aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
I've never come across a book that has tackled this topic before. My four year old son struggles socially and emotionally and this plot really helped him to understand friendships and other feelings in an easy way. The characters were likeable and relatable. I could tell that my son enjoyed the story as he was asking questions to find out why some characters said and did what they did. 
30th July '16
I read it to nnkelly aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
We found this book to be so original from the illustrations through to the plot of the story. It's a tale about friendship and one that will leave your child with lots of questions and lessons learned. It's a great read! 
2nd July '16
I read it to Lily aged 3 aged 3 & to RoseMars aged 3 aged 3
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3 stars
The illustrations in this book are very charming and the rhyming style of the text is very lively. The character of the wolf and cat best friends are very sweet. My three year old twin girls liked the characters and the story but did need aspects of it explained to them. The basic theme of best friends for ever is an important lesson for children to learn. All friends have fallings out and will always kiss and makeup. I don't really agree with the theme of only having one friend who is best and not having room for others. Overall a nice book that teaches children about friendships and emotions.
5th July '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 10 months aged 0
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3 stars
This is a fantastic book. I highly recommend it. We won this through toppsta and the publisher kindly laminated Sophie's certificate, which looks great to put on the wall. 
It's a large book which is great to sit and read together, it also makes a great book for me to read to her on story time for bed.
 The illustrations are unique  and of  a very high quality print.
 The message on the first page is heart warming - the wonderful love of true friendship.
 The text is in a large size, great for little ones learning to read and short sentences. The illustrations really come alive and pop up on each page. 

The tale is about the friendship between Wolfgang and Catreen, a wolf and a cat. But a new pal comes along and upsets everything. Poor Wolfgang gets left out. But he found lots of new friends and fun and his dear friend came back. It deals with the hurt feelings beautifully. I especially like how the appolgy from catreen comes along with a cup of tea. This handles this sensitive subject of friendship, however I'm not sure about only being able to have one friend at a time and again in a little unsure how throwing a pie in someone's face was the right message.
My Sophie sat and listened to it all in one sitting, she loved the pictures. 

At 2 years old when Sophie is understanding the story I've given it away to someone who will appreciate this more. This wasn't right for us but I'm sure it will be to its next owner. 
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About Avril McDonald

Avril McDonald has a Diploma of Education from Wellington College of Education, New Zealand, where she trained as a primary school teacher majoring in music and dance. She has had a varied career in digital entertainment. She launched Feel Brave to help teachers and parents find solutions to help children learn to deal with their emotions and to reach their...

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About Tatiana Minina

Avril McDonald has a Diploma of Education from Wellington College of Education, New Zealand, where she trained as a primary school teacher majoring in music and dance. She has had a varied career in digital entertainment. She launched Feel Brave to help teachers and parents find...

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