Mr. Wolf's Class

by Aron Nels Steinke

Mr. Wolf, a brand new, slightly nervous fourth-grade teacher, wants, above all, to... read more

Mr. Wolf, a brand new, slightly nervous fourth-grade teacher, wants, above all, to do a good job on his first day of school. This original graphic novel seamlessly shifts perspectives among Mr. Wolf and his 17 students, all facing their own first-day joys and challenges. Scenes zooming in and out of the students’ lives are anchored by Mr. Wolf ’s perspective, to which the story returns throughout the day. Each student is a different species of animal and each one is further individualized by personality and personal habits. Characters are skillfully developed through facial expressions, actions, and dialogue, and taken together they give readers a sense of the complex organism that is a busy classroom, as well as glimpses into the lives of the students beyond school. Well-rounded characters and an appealing plot distinguish this humorous graphic novel for middle-grade readers. (Ages 7–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2019

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