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Rising star Claudia Rueda makes a sparkling debut as author and artist in this winsome story based on a traditional French and Spanish play song for the very young."Let's play in the forest while the wolf is not around," sing the animals in the forest. "Wolf, are you there?""I am putting on my underpants," Wolf answers.As Duck, Bunny, Moose, Beaver, and others play betweenRising star Claudia Rueda makes a sparkling debut as author and artist in this winsome story based on a traditional French and Spanish play song for the very young."Let's play in the forest while the wolf is not around," sing the animals in the forest. "Wolf, are you there?""I am putting on my underpants," Wolf answers.As Duck, Bunny, Moose, Beaver, and others play between the trees, Wolf continues getting dressed: undershirt, pants, T-shirt, socks, and shoes. By the time he has combed his hair and put on his backpack, Wolf is VERY hungry, and the animals are suddenly VERY afraid.Luckily for the animals, Wolf is hungry for PANCAKES -- his favorite!...

Title : Let's Play In The Forest While The Wolf Is Not Around
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ISBN : 9780439823234
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Let's Play In The Forest While The Wolf Is Not Around Reviews

  • Dolly
    2019-04-24 20:36

    This is a cute book, but I think it'd be more fun to sing the song and play the game, rather than read the book. It's a bit too repetitive for my taste. Overall, it's a good book, but certainly not our favorite.

  • Meghan Hunt
    2019-05-05 20:57

    This would be a good book for a toddler or early preschool storytime about getting dressed. The repetition of the text was a little boring for me, but there is a surprise twist at the end that I think kids will like.

  • Rebecca Ann
    2019-05-08 20:52

    This story is a great choice for preschool ages or less-sensitive toddlers. The wolf kind of freaks me out when he goes all toothy, but I could see this as a really great felt story!

  • Melissa
    2019-04-20 22:32

    This should be a great read-aloud, switching back and forth between the animals playing in the forest and the wolf as he gets ready to go outside. The tension ratchets up with each article of clothing the wolf puts on. I anticipate lots of giggles from my preschool group. (Apparently, this is a song and there is music at the end of the book so you can learn it.)Had to add that my preschoolers loved this, as predicted. I think the adults probably wanted to scream because of all the repetition, but that's okay---they'll get over it. :)

  • Philip Raber
    2019-04-25 22:44

    This tale originates from northern France prior to the 16th century. It is accompanied by a song meant to be a fun, parenting trick to get little ones dressed for the day. The wolf represents danger, but the bright colors, comical forest animals and happy ending makes for a story that preschoolers would love. The title, let's play in the forest while the wolf is not around is repeated through the book.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-21 00:34

    The animals of the forest play while the wolf is busy getting dressed. They fear when he's done that he will want to eat them up, but as it turns out he's got a craving for...pancakes!Sheet music follows the story along with an author's note about the origins of the story.Artwork was rendered using graphite pencils on digital prints. The simple colors and shapes make this a great read aloud for wither toddlers or preschoolers.

  • Evan
    2019-04-22 01:37

    Fun call and response story that builds suspense as the wolf gets dressed. This works well for story time, but because of the sparse illustrations it definitely needs some help. This is a traditional game played by children in South America, and the song with the words and notes is in the back of the book. I sang the beginning of the song, and had the kids asking if the wolf was there. They think it is funny at the end when he eats pancakes.

  • Ryan
    2019-05-15 22:46

    This book is based on an old play song. I’m putting on my ...pants...socks...etc. It is simple, but loads of fun. I think this would make a great storytime book. Not scary, but an element of what will happen. I can see why so many people told me to put this on my TBR pile.#beatthebacklist #hermione 2017

  • Vicki
    2019-04-30 21:45

    This is a great one for building anticipation -- I didn't have time to learn the song included, so I just had the kids pat their hands against their laps and chant the refrain. It worked wonderfully. And the mention of the word "underpants" in the beginning of the book basically sets them up to be pleased. It was more or less a laugh riot!

  • Tricia
    2019-05-04 18:44

    Fun interactive book for story times! Begin by reading this cute, sparse tale by yourself, and then once kids catch on, have them join in calling, "Wolf, are you there?" Build suspense and encourage participation as the faces o the woodland animals change from playful to apprehensive to outright scared!! Recommend for Pre-k to 1st grade!

  • jacky
    2019-04-22 01:44

    Can I just say how awesome our story time librarian is? Her wolf voice kicked butt! She can the words as the little tune shown at the back of the book as well. I enjoyed watching the wolf slowly get dressed. It makes a great build up of suspense that reminds me of the game Mr Bear Are You Awake?, but it is also a great review of clothes for younger kids. Overall, great story time choice!

  • Maria
    2019-05-19 00:43

    This is a great book to read aloud in story time. The kids love singing the song with the animals, and watching what the wolf is going to put on next. You can find a template on line to make a flannel board for the story. I made the underwear with polka-dot felt, and the kids crack up every time we get to that part.

  • Vicki
    2019-05-04 01:58

    This is a cute story with a repetitive phrase and general silliness. It may be appreciated a bit more by the pre-school crowd, but the Tiny Totters laughed at some of the pages. I also sang part of this book

  • Tati
    2019-04-24 19:45

    I interviewed Claudia Rueda from Colombia. This is based on a Latin American traditional game played by children. It plays the game and has a fun surprise ending. Easy to translate while reading...

  • Nicole
    2019-05-18 17:34

    The buildup of anticipation is wonderful! I hadn't know this was a traditional song/game when I got it, and the interactions make it a great fit for storytime. The illustrations are ho-hum, but the meat is in the action so that's fine.

  • orangerful
    2019-04-20 00:31

    Going to try this in storytime this week. Need to google to find out what the melody of the folk song is! My only complaint is I wish the book was a little bigger but I'm hoping the colorful illustrations will translate well in a room full of kids.

  • Treasure
    2019-04-19 18:49

    One of my favorites for story time, as it is perfect to do as a felt story. Kids will love repeating back "Wolf! Are you there?" and watch the progression of wolf putting on his clothes. Older kids will also understand that this is THE wolf from fairy tales.

  • Bmack
    2019-05-12 21:43

    Themes - Forest, wolf, getting dressed,eating and has audience participation. This is a good book for a variety of ages and you can draw them in by having the children call out for the wolf like the characters do in the story. Fun surprise ending.

  • Miss Kelly
    2019-05-18 20:50

    Cute read along book that would be wonderful for story times. This book was written by Claudia Rueda who loved to sing "Lets Play in the Forest (Jugemos en el Bosque)" which is a traditional French and Spanish play song.

  • Kelly
    2019-05-02 22:01

    "In this adaptation of the traditional French and Latin American song, animals play in the forest while a scary wolf slowly dresses and becomes hungrier and hungrier."

  • Phoenix
    2019-05-17 20:31

    Simple and Phoenix liked it but the part when the wolf shows he big teeth scared the happy out of me. I don't like that bit. But she likes acting parts of the book out.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-28 21:56

    Very funny call and response book with a repeating text, fun pictures, and a funny wolf who takes forever to get ready... and underpants. Because who doesn't love underpants.

  • Thia
    2019-04-19 00:47

    make clothing for flannel, forest, wolves, clothing

  • EclStorytellers
    2019-04-22 23:31

    Flannel set. This one's a winner! Kids can echo after you, "Wolf, are you there?" as wolf let's them know he's getting dressed.

  • Paula
    2019-05-07 17:47

    Lot of repetition to see if the wolf will come out. The wolf is getting dressed to go somewhere. Great book for storytime.

  • Bree
    2019-05-14 22:48


  • Michelle
    2019-05-06 20:34

    This will be a great read aloud. I can here the kids chiming in with the repetitive phrases. Hey they mention underpants and what is funnier than that!!!!!!

  • Kristina
    2019-04-24 18:54

    I sing "let's play in the forest while the wolf is not around" and all the kids/parents say with me "wolf, are you there?"

  • Jen
    2019-04-23 17:45

    Very repetitive book. Centered around a wolf getting ready in the morning while the other animals play in the forest. based on an old french game. Includes song in the end.

  • Beth
    2019-05-03 21:32

    You might think that once the wolf is dressed, he'll run to eat the forest animals. Instead, he's happy to eat pancakes.