Book Genre: Picture book
Publisher: Icasm Press
Release Date: November 20, 2014
~ Synopsis ~
Six-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.
~ Review by Angela ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
I love reading children’s books even without my children present. Having reluctant readers, I try to read children’s books and then if they are really good, then I get them to read them. It seems to work as they have found new favorites this way. With children, it’s about the excitement and enthusiasm I have found. You’ve got to transfer your enthusiasm for something to them and it’ll usually catch like fire.
This book about Byron being a werewolf and not being able to howl is a very embarrassing thing to him. He doesn’t want anyone to know but doesn’t know how to solve it. This book is good at helping kids relate to Byron and to show them that they aren’t the only ones that are afraid or embarrassed. It also helps them understand how to help with these issues. It is a very well written story and the illustrations are cute. I give this story 4 books.
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~ About the Author ~
Caldric Blackwell realized he loved reading when he read about a bunch of people (with single-syllable names) and their pets (also with single-syllable names) in kindergarten.
Exposure to a host of great authors while studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara inspired him to begin writing fiction. Although he began writing short stories for adults, he eventually migrated to writing children’s books. His debut
work is an early chapter book titled The Enchanted River Race. His second release is a picture book titled The Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Wolf.
Outside of writing, Caldric enjoys hiking and playing the mandolin, banjo, and guitar. Caldric currently resides in California.
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