Wild Wild Weasel a Fun Fun Book

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Wild Wild Weasel

Wild Wild Weasel begins with a young boy and his best friend and pet, Weasel.  Sadly, his parents have rules for his pet because they think Weasel is just a wild animal.

When the boy receives a school assignment to write about something he learned in a book, he decides to read a book that would help him train Weasel to be more obedient.  Unfortunately, he cannot find a book at the library, but he is not discouraged.  He knows Weasel is talented, but he has to find a way to show others.

The boy decides to take Weasel to a pet training class.  Others in the class have pets like lizards, snakes, pigs, and butterflies.  The boy and Weasel do not graduate, even though the boy had high expectations they would be #1 in the class.  But Weasel continued to be wild during the class, and the boy left class very sad.

However after class, the young girl with the lizard makes friends with the boy and Weasel.  The boy decides to write his paper on his wonderful Weasel, and the teacher gives him an A+.

This adorable story is about a little boy and his best friend who is his pet.  It is told in the first person.  The authors, Salvo Lavis and James Munn, include both boys and girls to involve a larger audience.  The illustrations by Dave Leonard are vibrant, colorful, and attractive, and the message is one of making friends and valuing others.

I read this book to neighbor children to get their opinions.  The 6-year-old boy enjoyed the story.  We talked about the lesson learned.  We discussed appreciating others just the way they are.  When I read the book to two 2 ½-year-old twins, the little girl was totally captivated by the illustrations.  Way to go Dave!  I had a difficult time reading through her head!  The little boy was a lot like Weasel … wonderfully wild.  In fact, his mother felt the description fit him perfectly.

This book could be used at home or in a classroom to discuss making friends, inclusiveness, or acceptance.  The series will provide readers with much entertainment.  I found it interesting that the authors chose not to name the boy or the weasel.

Grade: 
4.5 / 5.0