The Big Five

(Updated 9/23/2022)

Have you read The Big Five by Bella Makatini yet?  If not, we recommend you check it out.

When you do, be prepared to invite these charming creatures into your lives. If it doesn't have you hooked just from the bright illustrations on the cover, then wait until you read what is inside.  It's a charming story about a boy, Danny, and his grandfather. While spending a week together, Danny's grandfather teaches Danny about the "Big Five" animals of Africa. Its simple text makes it ideal for younger grades, but do not let that stop you from using it with older learners.

by Bella Makatini and Judi Abbott

Today we're serving up ways for you to enjoy this book with your Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade learners. But soon we'll be delivering methods for grades 2 on up. You see, here at Wolfe Stew, we believe that every ingredient holds value, it all depends on how you plate it!

When you come on safari with Wolfe Stew, your learner will:

  • Act like an animal
  • Dress for the weather
  • Use ordinal numbers
  • Sequence the animals
  • Recall story details AND
  • Plan their own week
Don't miss this adventure with your learner!  Get this book from your local library and join our Wolfe Stew safari.  We've reserved your tickets for you.  

Cut and glue to sequence The Big Five animals in story order with your preschool, kindergarten and first grade learners.
Claim your Safari Tickets now.  Click HERE!!

Interested in even more educational resources?  Then stop by our Learning Lab.  It's here where we store all the educational resources we've cooked up to date.  


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