Whiffy Wilson the Wolf Who Wouldn't Go to Bed

illus. by Leonie Lord. 32p. Barron's. Jun. 2016. pap. $8.99. ISBN 9781438008639.
PreS-Gr 1—Whiffy is a high-energy wolf who stays up late every night: "He practiced on his saxophone./He strummed his blue guitar./He sang and banged his big bass drum/Just like a superstar!" One loud night his friend Dotty comes over to coax Whiffy to quiet down. She races him to put toys away and makes a bedtime snack. Whiffy has a warm bath, brushes his teeth, puts on cozy pajamas, grabs his teddy bear, and, once tucked into bed, listens to stories. " This bedtime has been fun,' he smiled,/And not the least bit boring.'/Then Whiffy Wilson closed his eyes/And very soon…/…was snoring!" Following a night of adventuresome dreams, Whiffy gratefully takes a "wolf-sized breakfast" to Dotty. The flowing, rhyming text offers appropriate details. Lord's vibrant cartoon illustrations depict Whiffy's exuberance, toys, and imagination, all of which will attract readers and reluctant dreamers.
VERDICT Parents and children will appreciate finding this offering tucked into a picture book collection.

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