Reviews - What do customers think about Little Wolf's Christmas?
A Classic Story from a new perspective Dec 29, 2005
This book is a wonderfully written classic Christmas story told from the perspective of a wolf family. The illustrations are captivating and the writing is what my second graders describe as "spicy". The writing lends itself to having discussions with your children about the Native American culture as well as the Mexican Gray Wolf species. The classic story of Jesus' birth is intertwined with a rich history of Native Americans and wolves, and how this special day affected each of them and will for generations to come. This story not only shares a wonderful story but teaches an important lesson that we all have special gifts to share.
Little Wolf�s Christmas Feb 2, 2004
The first thing that must be said about Little Wolf's Christmas is that while the word "Christmas" is in the title, this is a book that children can enjoy year round. This is in part due to Jill Taylor's gorgeous illustrations of Mexican wolves and Native Americans. Each page is a delight to enjoy over and over again. The other reason is that much of the book describes life inside an extended family/pack of Mexican wolves living in the White Mountains. I think that most children would enjoy learning about wolf life, regardless of season.
Still, I must confess, when I fist heard the premise of this book it struck me as odd. What would wolves living in the White Mountains have to do with the birth of Christ, an event taking place on the other side of the planet? As I read the story, I understood. We are told in The Gospels that at the moment of Christ's birth all the animals of the earth rejoiced. Somehow, reading of wolves singing for joy in the White Mountains emphasizes the importance of the event in a way that I think will be quite meaningful to all who celebrate Christmas.
Christmas too often means presents and parties these days. But for those who want their children to celebrate the day as the anniversary of the birth of Christ, I think this gentle story should be a must read.