Wolf Wanted

When Manny Wolf sees an ad in the paper announcing Wolf Wanted he responds right away, only to realize the company is looking for a real wolf Luckily for Manny, so many wolves respond to the ad that he is hired to answer all the letters As Manny reads between the lines of the wolves letters, with their glowing descriptions of themselves, he realizes that all the appliWhen Manny Wolf sees an ad in the paper announcing Wolf Wanted he responds right away, only to realize the company is looking for a real wolf Luckily for Manny, so many wolves respond to the ad that he is hired to answer all the letters As Manny reads between the lines of the wolves letters, with their glowing descriptions of themselves, he realizes that all the applicants are famous fictional wolves Finding no suitable candidates, Manny finally rewrites the ad, clarifying that a real wolf is needed so that a documentary can be made to show people what real wolves are like and how different they are from their big, bad fictional counterparts Mixing fantasy and reality with zany illustrations, this hilarious story highlights the very serious risk of the extinction of wolves worldwide.
Wolf Wanted When Manny Wolf sees an ad in the paper announcing Wolf Wanted he responds right away only to realize the company is looking for a real wolf Luckily for Manny so many wolves respond to the ad that h

  • Title: Wolf Wanted
  • Author: Ana Maria Machado Laurent Cardon
  • ISBN: 9780888998804
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Wolf Wanted”

    1. Manny Wolf is hired to read and answer letters from wolves applying for the same job. The premise attracted me, but the writing never gelled and the entire book seemed like one long pointed reference to every random wolf story in history. I think this would have worked in the hands of a more capable writer, but the story fell flat.The ending of the book explains that Manny is looking for a REAL wolf, which is hard to find because they are endangered animals. Seems like a long build-up for this i [...]

    2. This book says it's about "the importance of wolf conservation" but it's really about the importance of a good CV and cover letter then one page about how there are real wolves in the world in too small print. I'm actually pissed off bc I read this.

    3. Elisa Amado translated this picture book from its original publication in Brazil. In this story, Manny sees a job advertisement for the wolf. He wants the job, and thinks he's well qualified for it because he knows all about CVs and job expectations. There's only one problem--Manny is human. The only thing about him that is a wolf is his last name. Even though Manny Wolf does not get the job that he wanted because he lacked fur, he does end up getting a job helping the company write letters to a [...]

    4. Wolf Wanted:Manny Wolf is a man who applied for a job that he was unqualified for! To his amazement he was given the job to answer all of the applications from all of the wolves because of his writing skills. He answered all types of letters, from the “Wolf of London,” to the “Big, Bad Wolf,” from Little Red Riding Hood. He answered letters from wolves from all over the world! None of the applications were what the agency was looking for. Manny finally read the Classified Ad that the age [...]

    5. After reading a want ad for a wolf, Manny Wolf applies for a job and is hired-not for the advertised job (they want a real wolf), but to answer the piles of letters from storybook wolves. Manny's letters reveal his strong reading and writing skills as well as the important role wolves have played in literature. The tone suddenly turns serious when Manny revises the ad to more clearly state the need for real wolves because of their risk of extinction. The end notes include information and photos [...]

    6. I love the visuals--as a kid one of my favorite books was The Jolly Postman because I loved seeing the different letters, and I love that element of this book too. However, the story is really odd--I'm not sure if it's a translation issue or if didn't work in it's native language either. The beginning premise was interesting. I mean, I picked it up because it seemed funny the idea of wolves applying for a job. But then it became about all the fairy tale wolves (and I guess they can't get a job b [...]

    7. This is actually a pretty cool picture book for older children. It has a very novel take on meta-fiction, with the protagonist reading job applications from various famous wolves in children's literature . . . and history. The latter wolves bring down this book some. Most children will not be familiar with the wolf who raised Romulus and Remus, or the wolf who befriended Francis of Assisi, for example. But for a while, the great concept and the fun children will have recognizing the other, "more [...]

    8. This was story was clever but a tad strange, written by an author from Brazil. A company wants to hire a real wolf. Mr. Wolf, a human who kinda looks like a wolf, applies and his hired to read all the applications. Turns out they're all from fictional and fairy tale wolves, not real wolves. The letters are cleverly written to try to fool Mr. Wolf, but he's too well versed in literature to be tricked. How will he ever find a real wolf to hire, especially when real wolves can't read the add or wri [...]

    9. It was dragging on with some confusion for its intended young audience and them BAM! it becomes clear at the tail end. It's about wolves being an endangered animal. I do credit the creativity. It is certainly not as dull or preachy as others similarly motivated. The packaging enticed my little boy who thought he was getting something very different, which makes me wish for 1/2 stars options in rating.

    10. Cool story! I love the want ad and the variety of responses from wolves in different folk tales. I especially love the rewriting of the want ad to be more specific in what they are looking for. A good choice for 3rd-5th as a writing example and fun for lower grades to introduce folk tales with wolves in them.

    11. It has a very good plot throughout the story, however it does get a little confusing towards the middle when more wolves applying for the job just get chunked into the book. I give this 4 stars because I loved the ending & its overall message we hadn't thought of for the conclusion.

    12. I really enjoyed this picture book although I think that it would be most enjoyed by older readers. I don't think that younger students would understand some of the references to more obscure fables and myths that feature wolves.

    13. Interesting play on wolves who appear in fairy tales or other stories with a turn toward real wolves - fun to try to figure out the reference but not great in its telling.

    14. A book with lots of examples of wolves in stories and literature and then follows with facts about wolves worldwide. A picture book read for older children.

    15. May have lost a little bit about the fables in translation (or I could be ignorant). Good anyway.

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