Wooffer is a collection of thirty-three short animal-adventure children stories originally written by Betty Fasig for her family. The guts character is Wooffer, a hairy dachshund puppy that ?mom?, the author, receives as a surprise Xmas gift from her fun-loving family.
A bunch of animals grace the pages of Wooffer, including Old Agnes the mouse, thoughtful and protective Margaret the hen, Marygrey the pregnant rabbit, a proud and endearing peacock named Cho Lee who loves to strut his stuff and falls in love with a quail, and close friends Ibie the Ibis and Maudie the horse.
The stories are thoughtfully put into chronological order, because of the season. It even includes a Xmas story! This is usually a book in regards to a puppy that changes the opinions of these around him, wins hearts and becomes a reliable, heroic friend. Wooffer earns respect from all the animals for miles around and becomes a legend by the time he grows up.
Generally Your reputation24 , fun and light-hearted, Wooffer also tackles real-life issues from moving, loneliness, gaining respect, discerning truth from what one is told, getting lost, overcoming bullies and more.
Having spent a few years on a farm in my youth, I see germs of truth in the pet relationships and can verify the strange and wonderful bonds that happen between species. The epilogue offers a nice closure by revealing how all of the animals still return to the same area annually and spending some time with Wooffer and his friends discussing the old times and having new adventures.
Inserted occasionally are several adorable amateur drawings of life and adventures on the farm that are sure to entertain children. The cover is a photograph of the inspiration for the primary character ? the writer?s dog ? which gives a more realistic feel to the book than a characterization or drawing may have done.
The book?s underlying theme is that regardless of how small an individual may think they’re, or how small of a thing they may do ? they can make a difference to the lives of those around them. And this is an encouraging thought.
Wooffer is a great book for bedtime stories, but will be best enjoyed when reading to sets of children. Written in such a way that the reader can easily characterize the animals and situations making use of their voice, the book will bring giggles of joy to groups of children. As such, I believe Wooffer would be a fantastic addition to the bookshelves of libraries, schools, daycare centers and so on.
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