The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman (Illustrated by Dave McKean)

The Wolves in the WallsI bought myself a copy of this book after my mum had read it to the children she works with (7 & 8 year olds) & told me it was one I would appreciate. I decided to take it into work to read to the 2 & 3 year olds I work with… although the book was a bit long for them, the older children seemed to be really engaged in the story – with one boy telling his mum that he couldn’t go home yet because the story wasn’t finished. Plus, the next day I had a conversation that went a little like this:


“Wolves are the villains!”

“Really? I like wolves! Even my slippers have wolves on them”

“Little Lucy doesn’t like them though, but big Lucy does” (big Lucy being me)

“Who’s little Lucy?”

“The one in the book. With the wolves & the walls.”

“Oh yeah! She stands up to them in the end though, doesn’t she? She gets her house back from them!”

“Yes, she’s the hero”

I can’t tell you how impressed I was that this child had remembered the details of the book from the day before; it filled me with a lot of joy to know that a story I had brought into work had had such an affect on one of the children.

Add to goodreadsYou can get your own copy of The Wolves in the Walls using the links below: if you use the Amazon links to make a purchase I will receive a small fee at no cost to you, so please consider doing so. | | Waterstones | Wordery


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