Monday, July 20, 2009

Book of the Week: The Wuffle by Wave Walton

Today’s book takes you on a journey into the world of a wuffle. What’s a wuffle? In the words of the story:
“Now, the Wuffle is hard to describe. It’s sort of a small, but fat, and round little creature with little, scrawny legs almost like those of a frog. He’s real fuzzy with big, beady eyes. He is quite funny looking really.”

Because the wuffle thinks he’s funny looking, he hides from the animals in the forest when he goes out for a drink down at the river. Until one day when one of the animals discovers him…

Wave Walton has created a story that children can relate to when they feel like they’re different and have no friends. This book let’s us see how unique each one of us is and how that’s a good thing. Ian Crittenden’s illustrations help you feel just what the wuffle is feeling.

So, how is this book taken beyond reading? Wave has had the book translated into Chinese and published an English / simplified Chinese version. Over at his website, he has his book either available or soon to be available in Russian and Hindi with more to come.
In the future, Wave plans on having coloring pages and more to go along with his book, “The Wuffle.”

Where can you buy it?

Be sure to check out Zebee’s blog tomorrow. He’ll be posting the artwork from our “Leaping Lizard” week at zoo camp. Also, check out this week’s “Virtuous Vultures” and learn about king vultures and Egyptian vultures.

posted by Joy Delgado
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