Story Time

Wolves
Submitted by: Debbie, Katherine Tyra
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Big Bad Wolf is Good by:Simon Puttock
To end his loneliness Big Bad Wolf decides to become a good wolf but finds it difficult to overcome the fear the other animals have of him.
Big Wolf and Little Wolf by:Sharon Phillips Denslow
A fun story about a little wolf and his dad ? great to share a wolf howl with your audience.
Little Wolf and the Giant by:Sue Porter
Little Wolf?s terror at being followed by a giant in the woods is alleviated when he finds out the reason for the pursuit.
Little Red Riding Hood by:David McPhail
Traditional tale of the little girl who meets a wolf in the woods with a less violent ending.
Mucky the Moose by:Jonathan Allen
The humorous story of a wolf with a sensitive nose trying to catch a very smelly moose.
Oops! by:Colin McNaughton
A confused wolf and a clumsy pig named Preston meet in a story that combines elements of ?Little Red Riding Hood? and ?The Three Little Pigs?.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by:Jon Scieszka
The wolf?s outlandish version of what actually happened in the famous tale.
Wolf! by:Becky Bloom
A great story illustrating how an education can transform an individual. The big bad wolf attempts to learn to read to get the attention of 3 barnyard animals.
Nutik, the Wolf Pup by:Jean Craighead George
An Eskimo boy tends a wolf pup knowing that the wolf must eventually return to the wild.
Howling Hill by:Will Hobbs
A lost wolf pup?s adventures trying to find his way back to his pack.
Songs
There was an old Wolf who Swallowed a Fly
There was an old Wolf who Swallowed a Fly
We don?t know why he swallowed a fly,
We feared he?d die!

There was an old Wolf who swallowed a spider
It wiggled and tickled and giggled inside him.
He swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
But we don?t know why he swallowed a fly.
We feared he?d die!

There was an old Wolf who swallowed a bird.
How absurd to swallow a bird!
He swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wiggled and tickled and giggled inside him.
He swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
But we don?t know why he swallowed a fly.
We feared he?d die!

There was an old Wolf who swallowed a cat.
Fancy that to swallow a cat!
He swallowed the cat to catch the bird?

There was an old Wolf who swallowed a dog.
What a hog to swallow a dog!....
He swallowed the dog to catch the cat?

There was an old Wolf who swallowed a cow.
I don?t know how he swallowed a cow!....
He swallowed the cow to catch the dog?

There was an old Wolf who swallowed a horse
And what do you think happened of course?

Let them say he died, then say NO
but he did get a terrible stomachache
Why do you think wolves howl!

Finish with a good wolf howl
5 Little Prairie Dogs
Tune: 5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

5 Little Prairie Dogs peeking out their hole.
Taunting Old Grey Wolf
?You can?t catch us?you?re much too slow!?
Along crept old grey wolf, quiet and hungry as can be?
CHOMP

4 Little Prairie Dogs peeking out their hole.
Taunting Old Grey Wolf
?You can?t catch us?you?re much too slow!?
Along crept old grey wolf, quiet and hungry as can be?
CHOMP

3 Little Prairie Dogs peeking out their hole.
Taunting Old Grey Wolf
?You can?t catch us?you?re much too slow!?
Along crept old grey wolf, quiet and hungry as can be?
CHOMP

2 Little Prairie Dogs peeking out their hole.
Taunting Old Grey Wolf
?You can?t catch us?you?re much too slow!?
Along crept old grey wolf, quiet and hungry as can be?
CHOMP

1 Little Prairie Dog peeking out their hole.
Taunting Old Grey Wolf
?You can?t catch us?you?re much too slow!?
Along crept old grey wolf, quiet and hungry as can be?
CHOMP

No Little Prairie Dogs taunting Old Grey Wolf when suddenly...
Up jumped 5 little prairie dogs peeking out their hole.
Taunting Old Grey Wolf
?You didn?t catch us?you?re much too slow!?
Away went old grey wolf, quiet and hungry as can be?
Notes
I like to tell the story of the "Three Little Pigs" too. The children love to say "Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin".