The Wolf Was Not Sleeping is a children’s picture book that has been specifically tailored for New Zealand Police as a staff resource.
This delightful book can be used by Police staff and their whānau to start conversations with tamariki in their lives who may have fears or concerns regarding their role as a police officer.
It tells the story of a young wolf, Wolfgang, whose fear for the safety of his dad, a police officer, is causing all sorts of problems for him.
When dad realises the situation he helps to tautoko and guide him with korero about how he is part of a team, with all his workmates looking out for him.
Wolfgang’s wairua is restored and his wharenui strengthened.
The Wolf Was Not Sleeping is one of a series of books produced by Feel Brave, founded by Kiwi author Avril McDonald, that help open up conversations with children around a range of emotional and mental wellbeing related themes.