Wednesday, January 7, 2015


About the book:
6 year old Byron Woodward is a werewolf who can't howl. Determined not to embarrass himself after being chosen to lead a full moon ceremony , he embarks on a mission to learn how to howl. He learns a lot about howling during his journey , but more importantly, he learns a valuable lesson about believing in himself.

My Impressions:
This is a really great book that has a positive message throughout. My 8 year old son adored practicing his howling skills with Byron. Reading this book your heart goes out to the little  werewolf that lacks self confidence and feels terrified that he wil be a failure in frontnof all his friends.   Every child needs to have self confidence , but it does not come naturally. It is a skill that is taught, learned and terrifying at times.  This book reminds children that the secret to sucess is believing in yourself and accepting your differences as your strengths, not your weakness in life. And sometimes we discover ourselves when we least expect it.

About the Author:
Caldric Blackwell realized he loved reading what he read about a bunch of people and their pets (all singlw syllable names) in kindergarten. 
Exposure to a host of great authors during his college years inspired him to keep writing.  He currently resides in central California, where he writes, gardens and plays a variety of stringed instruments.

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