Books by Ferida Wolff

THE STORY BLANKET by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A low-key discussion starter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland but worthy original tale old, Babba Zarrah sees that young Nikolai has a hole in his shoe and, having no other wool, secretly unravels part of the blanket she spreads out when children gather to hear her stories to knit him a pair of warm socks. Read full book review >
IS A WORRY WORRYING YOU? by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

Mixing serious and silly examples, the authors define "worries" and suggest some coping strategies: "Suppose a monster moves in under your bed, and you're afraid if you go to sleep it will do something horrible, so you stay awake all night. Read full book review >
IT IS THE WIND by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A visual and onomatopoetic triumph. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Prose and pictures perfectly echo the sounds and sights of a summer night in the country. Read full book review >
A YEAR FOR KIKO by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It lends a lush quality to the landscapes, and although Kiko is less gracefully depicted, her postures and gestures keep pace with the quiet exuberance of the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wolff (A Weed Is a Seed, 1996, etc.) takes readers through the calendar with a month-by-month list of a small girl's solitary outdoor activities during the year. Read full book review >
A WEED IS A SEED by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Jolly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a rhyming book, Wolff (The Emperor's Garden, 1994, etc.) looks at everyday things from opposing points of view. Read full book review >
THE EMPEROR'S GARDEN by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A fine little cautionary tale, complemented by Osborn's pictures: smart, flat stylizations, rich in color and detail. (Picture book. 5+)"
It was a poor but agreeable village in China, where all could call each other a friend. Read full book review >
ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A basically gentle book; the authors and illustrator aim for an eerie atmosphere and stay away from gut-in-the-throat scarification. (Fiction. 4+)"
Young readers will enjoy this extended counting story that chronicles the witches, cats, owls, goats, snakes, bears, wolves, toads, crows, hares, bats, bugs, and ghosts that appear on Halloween night. Read full book review >
SEVEN LOAVES OF BREAD by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

Each day, Millie bakes seven loaves—one each for the dog, hen, goat, and rooster, and a peddler, an elderly neighbor, and her lazy housemate, Rose. Read full book review >
THE WOODCUTTER'S COAT by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"With plenty of action, a good choice for independent reading or group sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An amusing original story about the journey of a woodcutter's warm but buttonless and shabby coat: it's stolen first by a thief who abandons it in favor of a coat with buttons, whose owner then adopts and cleans the woodcutter's coat before finding it too small and trading with a baker, who sews on buttons but thinks it's too heavy, and so on, until the woodcutter gets his considerably refurbished coat back from the tailor in exchange for a load of wood. Read full book review >