Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wolf Island by Celia Godkin
Food Webs challenge understanding for some children. If your teacher is providing lessons on food webs, this book will reinforce the concept in a very real way. This story focuses on an island and how the wolves accidentally leave the island and return remains seemingly impossible. Without the wolves the deer run rampant, over producing and eating up the vegetation, which denies it to the smaller animals. The impact results in a sick island, unable to maintain balance. In the end the wolves return over frozen ice and restore balance to the island. My children enjoyed the pictures and while they may be too young, 3 and 5 to truly understand the concept, it is one I will keep in mind for future use.