The Wolf Series – Chinese Storybooks {Review and Giveaway}

Like most Singaporean children who grew up in an English speaking environment , Sophie had an aversion to Chinese. When she was younger, it was funny to hear her demand in exasperation for us to “speak to her in English” whenever we conversed with her in Chinese.

Things got better after we took her teacher’s advice and spoke to her purely in Chinese instead of using our rojak English and Chinese, something that is no doubt uniquely Singaporean but very much frowned upon by her native China teacher as kids tend to fall back on using English.

What really encouraged Sophie’s interest in the Chinese language was exposing her to Chinese story books. Sophie can be quite a bookworm so we read from a variety of titles and series which helped to pique her interest and also improve her Chinese vocabulary thus boosting  her confidence in the language.

And today, we want to introduce a Chinese series of books, The Wolf.

Wolf Series

The Wolf series is an international bestseller that is sold in over 20 countries. Originally from France, it has been translated into 15 languages and taught in over 650 schools. The series of The Wolf is about the adventures of a grumpy Wolf who discovers through many unfortunate mishaps the value of friendship, self-acceptance and other such values.

There are 5 books in the series and each book touches on certain themes that children of all ages can learn valuable lessons from with humour injected into these colourful illustrated pages.

One of our favourite title is The Wolf Who Wanted to Change His Colour, 想变颜色的小狼 where the Wolf got tired of his boring black fur and wanted to try out a new colour everyday.

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Through humorous experiments, his attempts to change his colour got from bad to worse and Wolf soon finds out that perhaps he should learn to accept himself as who he is.

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Another title that we enjoyed is The Wolf Who Wanted to be an Artist, 想当艺术家的小狼 where Wolf explores different aspects of the arts from singing, painting, sculpting and acting.

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Children get to learn about different occupations associated with the arts and also learn that having 三分钟热度 cannot be sustainable.


The Wolf series is an engaging and delightful read to encourage your kids to enjoy and love the Chinese language. We had lots of fun and laughter reading these series of book and believe that you will too 🙂

These set of books are currently being sold at the following stores- MPH, Times, Ma Ha Yu Yi, Union, Music Book Room and Junior Page. You may also purchase directly them from the publisher,  Wild Crane Press and enjoy a 10% discount storewide.


– – – – – – – -– – – – – –  GIVEAWAY FOR A JUGGLING MOM READERS – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 

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Thanks to the kind sponsors from Wild Crane Press, 3 winners will stand to win a set of The Wolf series which contains 5 titles,  The Wolf Who Loved Himself Too Much, The Wolf Who Wanted to Change His Colour, The Wolf Who Searched for a Girlfriend, The Wolf Who Wanted to be an Artist and The Wolf Who Did Not Want to Walk Anymore.

To take part in the giveaway, do fulfill the steps on the Rafflecopter widget.

Complete all 4 steps to gain more chances :) Giveaway ends on 5 November 2014, 11:59pm. Good luck!

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Please note:

  • This giveaway is only open to readers residing in Singapore
  • Winner will be required to self-collect the books from lamp from Wild Crane Press (33 Ubi Avenue 3, #06-37 Vertex Tower A).


* A Juggling Mom received a series of The Wolf to write this review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.

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Comments: 45

  1. Veron TG October 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm Reply

    I will love to win cos it’s an international best seller and I’m sure my kids will love it! 🙂

  2. Khor Lee Ling October 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm Reply

    my boy love reading and this set of story books will be a great Christmas gift for him!

  3. Yee Ming October 30, 2014 at 10:48 pm Reply

    I would like to read this series of story books as bed time story for my children!

  4. Xgg Chan October 30, 2014 at 11:05 pm Reply

    My kid’s Chinese is quite poor, I hope to cultivate his interest in Chinese language through interesting stories like The Wolf series.

    Xgg Chan

  5. Gan Say Bin October 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm Reply

    Hope to win as my kids need the Chinese exposure and they love any books with animals in them!

  6. Stephanie October 30, 2014 at 11:30 pm Reply

    Hope my girls will speak more mandarin and love Chinese with these books

  7. Sandra New October 31, 2014 at 2:16 am Reply

    My 2 children (4 yrs & 3 yrs) like story books and reading. They are attending Berries lessons for this year onwards to build up their chinese language. Hope to win this set of chinese books (Wolf series) for them and definitely love it !!!

    Sandra New

  8. Cher Ling October 31, 2014 at 5:42 am Reply

    My boy loves reading. He will definitely be thrilled to know that he has a new set of wolf series stories added to part of his bedtime stories.

  9. adeline koo October 31, 2014 at 6:02 am Reply

    My boys love books, this will be a great gift for them!

  10. Michele October 31, 2014 at 6:47 am Reply

    Would love to win this for my girls as its hard to find Chinese books with interesting storyline sometimes. I’m sure they’ll love this

  11. Sheron Moey October 31, 2014 at 7:32 am Reply

    Hope to win.
    I am often on the lookout for good Chinese books for my 3 kiddos.

  12. Jingxian October 31, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

    I want the kids to read more Chinese books so that they are used to seeing Chinese characters.


  13. Gordon Ngiam October 31, 2014 at 8:05 am Reply

    I would like to win this as it is a series and it is an interesting read for my boy. Hope to win!

    Gordon Ngiam

  14. Jolin October 31, 2014 at 8:18 am Reply

    I like to win this because my boy loves bed time stories. This will be great to read to him.

  15. Robert Sim October 31, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    The bold and colourful illustrations will attract my boys.

  16. Irene Fock October 31, 2014 at 9:58 am Reply

    Hope to win so I can get more Chinese books for my son, plus it has nice illustrations which will sure attract my son to read. Thanks!

    Irene Fock

  17. Samantha October 31, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

    I love that it has been translated into many different languages and I could eventually read the same stories to my kids in more than one languages.

  18. Cherrie Lai October 31, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply

    Hope to win this set for my kids.

  19. Jaime Chan October 31, 2014 at 11:52 am Reply

    Hope to win as my kids need the Chinese exposure

    Jaime Chan

  20. ang siew tiang October 31, 2014 at 1:25 pm Reply

    I hope I can win this for my daughter, she always ask me to tell her stories of the big bad wolf…These can add on to her bedtime stories collection. Thank you.

  21. Carol Lim October 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm Reply

    I always try to find books that carry meaningful moral lessons to discuss and learn from with my children. This series fits the bill!
    Carol Lim

  22. Debra October 31, 2014 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Looks like a fun series of books!


  23. jennifer tan October 31, 2014 at 2:06 pm Reply

    My girl do not have any Chineae storybooks. Hope this will be her first collection

    Jennifer Tan

  24. Geraldine October 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm Reply

    WoUld like to influence my kid to like Chinese books

  25. Jacquelene October 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm Reply

    The illustrations and humour are appealing!
    Thank you for hosting.


  26. Ratna Mishra October 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm Reply

    My 3 kids would love to have this series of books to read and act out to further enhance their Chinese! Being non-Chinese and learning Chinese means we must read more and speak more Chinese to truly immerse our kids in the language!

  27. JingRong October 31, 2014 at 4:25 pm Reply

    My girl will be thrilled to meet her favourite Big Bad Wolf in this series of books and the fact that its in Chinese, we can brush up our Chinese together.


  28. Serene Chen October 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm Reply

    Hope to win

  29. Krystne Ter October 31, 2014 at 8:46 pm Reply

    Hope to win this for my lil ones.


  30. Andrew Wong November 1, 2014 at 2:07 am Reply

    Would love to win this for my son as we hardly buy Chinese books and he needs to start somewhere! 🙂

  31. Kaye Wong November 1, 2014 at 6:44 am Reply

    Would love to win this series of books because the series have colourful illustration that will definitely capture and ignite my child in reading 🙂

    Kaye Wong

  32. Shirley Yong November 1, 2014 at 10:27 am Reply

    Hope to win because these books are not only attractive in illustration, they also teach values. Hard to find! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    Shirley Yong

  33. Eileen November 1, 2014 at 11:01 am Reply

    I to be the winner! Yeah!

  34. Lee Huikhim November 1, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Would like to win because find this is the story book which suit my p1 daughter which she can try to read by herself and teach her values! Been searching for this kind if Chinese story books. Thx for introducing.

  35. yoyo November 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm Reply

    would like to win so that my girl can take a greater interest in chinese books

  36. Audrey Soo November 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm Reply


    Would love to win this set of books because the books are attractive and they are Chinese books that teach values! I want to read them to my son!

    Thanks and hope to win!

    Audrey Soo

  37. Sok Leng Tan November 2, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    Love to win these cool books for my girl and nephews to share!

  38. Louis Lee November 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Would love to win these books for my kids.

  39. Yeo Keng Seng November 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Hope to win a set for my kids as the graphics is so captivating. The text is also simple enough for 3-7yo kids. Awesome titles!

    Yeo Keng Seng

  40. Rosalind Leong November 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Hope to win this because my kids very poor in their chinese and I find these books teach very good values that will be good to let them understand n practise from young.

  41. rina lim hw November 3, 2014 at 1:05 am Reply

    nice. hope to win this for my kid

  42. Jamie chaw November 3, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply

    Would love to win this for my 2 CHINDIAN kids…as I’m a Chinese “banana” myself (and mr. Hubby Indian) these books would definitely kick start their mandarin learning journey!!!

  43. Sean November 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm Reply

    I’d love to win this set of books because my kids will love them.

  44. Linda Wong November 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm Reply

    Linda Wong

  45. Titien November 4, 2014 at 9:21 pm Reply

    I am not Mandarin speaking and do not know how to start teaching my kids Chinese. The books look interesting, looks like a mixture of learning chinese plus many exciting adventures and values that my kids can learn. Gonna love them so much

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