Project Description


What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf?

by Ken Brown

There’s a wolf in the woods and everyone says: “She’s big and she’s bad, she’s old and she’s hairy. Best leave her alone, she’s mean and she’s SCARY!”

When the little animals hear that a big, bad wolf lives in their forest, they decide to get a closer look. Squirrel, Crow, Badger, and the other animals sneak up on Grandma Wolf’s house, where they find her fast asleep. Brave Piglet shouts, “What’s the time, Grandma Wolf?” and the fun begins. All the animals take a turn asking the question, creeping closer and closer. As the excitement mounts, children will delight in discovering the surprise Grandma Wolf has in store for the curious animals.

Ken Brown’s vivid watercolors perfectly complement this engaging story. What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf? is also based on a popular classic game. Readers can look on the back flap for the rules.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-250-7
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-5/8″ x 10-5/8″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-891-2
Publication Date: 9/1/2015
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-5/8″ x 10-5/8″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-68263-093-8
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

AR Level: 3.0
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre F
Lexile: AD740L
Themes: Animals, Fear, Game
BISAC 1: JUV002250 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Wolves & Coyotes
BISAC 2: JUV002000 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
BISAC 3: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories


“Young readers will feel a note of pleasing apprehension…but never enough to stir terror. The repetitions may even provoke readers to chime in and Brown has provided the rules for a game…that kids can play on their own.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Good fun.” ―School Library Journal

“Brown takes this game of tag and turns it into something quite delightful. The watercolor art is top-notch, with every character humorously distinctive. His depiction of Grandma is a particularly fine mixture of menace and sly good humor. A fun read-aloud.” ―Booklist

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“I enjoyed the story overall and would highly recommend it to fans of the classics and readers young and young at heart. It’d make a great addition to any personal library or classroom.” ―Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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Beehive Award (Children’s Picture Book Nominee) ―Children’s Literature Association of Utah, 2003-2004

Ladybug Picture Book Award (Nominee) ―New Hampshire Center for the Book

Virginia Young Readers (Primary Master List) ―Virginia State Reading Association, 2003-2004

Mockingbird Award (Nominee) ―Abilene Independent School District, 2002-2003

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Ken Brown studied illustration at Birmingham Art College in England. Brown has served both as writer-illustrator and as illustrator for numerous children’s books, among them The Scarecrow’s Hat; What’s the Time, Grandma Wolf?;The Wolf Is Coming!; and Mucky Pup, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in England. He lives with his wife, Ruth Brown, also a well-known children’s illustrator, in England.