buck’s fables (and facts), the wolf’s howl
It cut the morning air like a cub’s needle-sharp teeth,
and sent chills through three sisters like a stranger’s touch.
Howooooo …… the eerie cry went on and on and wouldn’t stop.
Their hearts began to race and chills ran up and down their spines.
It signaled danger, though they’d never heard such a moan before,
oooooooooo ……. howling on and on like a siren in the wilderness.
Three bear cub sisters stood up shoulder-to-shoulder, frozen with fear.
The wolf continued to howl and had no idea the three sister cubs were nearby.
As the cubs looked over the tall grasses, they noticed the raven but not the wolf.
“What strange beast is making that haunting sound? Is it coming this way?” Their
hearts pounded louder as they wondered, “Should we run? Or hide in the bushes?”
The sisters panicked and ran as fast as they could. Wolf spotted them and followed.
Fact for Kids-Wolves sometimes attack bear cubs, so mothers show them places to hide for times when she might not be there to protect them. Bears stand to analyze strange sounds and smells before acting.
Buck Wilde author school visits bring nature into schools, enriching language arts and science with engaging storytelling, fun facts, wildlife sounds and images, and student read-alongs. My presentations include dozens of fables raising questions like, “What’s the plan if something suddenly frightens us?”