This Is the Path the Wolf Took

This Is the Path the Wolf Took

A boy's little sister doesn't like the way he improvises when he tells tales, in this funny and bighearted tale about what makes a story good.

The stories Gabe ?reads? to his little sister start out sounding familiar --- a red-caped girl on her way to Grandma's house meets a wolf in the woods --- but then, just in the nick of time, Sir Gabriel swoops in to save the day. His sister points out that's not how the story is supposed to go. The boy says his way is better: ?Nothing bad happens in my story.? But when his sister stops listening, the boy realizes he needs to reconsider. Are his stories boring? Why does it seem like there's always something missing?

Laura Farina's funny and empathetic tale explores why a good story is never made up of only good things. Many young children want a story to be exciting, but they don't want anything scary or bad to happen. This picture book shows how a brief period of being afraid or sad is necessary to make a story worth hearing. It makes for a great discussion starter and works well for loads of language arts applications, including writing skills, elements of a story, and fairy tales or other literary genres. With its playful humor, endearing sibling relationship and high-energy illustrations by Elina Ellis, this book also makes an entertaining read-aloud.

Title:This Is the Path the Wolf Took
ISBN:9781525301537
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    This Is the Path the Wolf Took Reviews

  • Mischenko

    We loved all the colorful illustrations, but unfortunately the story fell a bit flat. It was a little confusing for my little one to follow. Overall 3 stars...

  • Briar's Reviews

    This is the Path the Wolf Took by Laura Farina is a delightful little fairy tale retelling!Gabe spins his sister a tale about the path the Wolf took in the woods. Red Riding Hood is there, there's dra...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    I would say this is a rather chaotic storybook for kids. If it was a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood of some sort then it would have been fine but it was like some tired parent tried to tell a...

  • Sandra

    Gabriel wants to tell his sister Mia a story. He wants to read her the same stories mom and dad read, but different. In his stories Sir Gabriel shows up, saves the day, and everyone ends eating ice cr...

  • Christi M

    I loved the concept of this story: An older brother reading two fairy tales to his little sister changes up the story to be something less scary. She's not fooled though and wants the stories back to ...

  • Natalie

    I received an advance reader's copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.This is a cute story about a boy and his sister sharing stories together. The...

  • La Coccinelle

    I'm not sure why I didn't like this one more. Sometimes books just don't "click" with the reader.Gabe is reading stories to his little sister, but he doesn't like for anything bad to happen, so he swo...

  • Lyndie

    The illustrations were beautifully done but the story was a little lacking. I did think the idea of the older brother wanting to tell his baby sister less "scary" versions of the classic fairy tales w...

  • Miranda

    This is a cute little fractured fairy tale that some elementary teachers might want to add to their collections. Gabe likes to change fairy tales up a little bit because he is a little scared of the B...

  • Radwa

    A little boy improvises on some of the fairy-tales including wolves to avoid scaring his sister, but she doesn't like his versions. It's cute and would be engaging for kids and incorporates the storie...