The Wolf Was Not Sleeping

The Wolf Was Not Sleeping is a free heart-warming children’s book for UK fire families. Discover the story of Wolfgang, whose dad is a firefighter, and share the pride you feel in your role with the children in your life.

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Share your pride in our fire family

Designed to help you share the pride you feel in your job and to help you talk about it with the young people in your life, the book by children’s author Avril McDonald also features a special foreword from HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Reading by Karen Bell

Sitting comfortably? Here's London Fire Brigade firefighter, Karen Bell, with a reading of The Wolf Was Not Sleeping.

Reading by Nick Knowles

On hearing about The Wolf Was Not Sleeping, TV presenter Nick Knowles filmed this reading of the story.

We talk to Kris Kennett and Avril McDonald

Here, New Zealand firefighter Kris Kennett explains how he approached children's author Avril after looking for ways to help fire families talk about their role. And Avril talks about her amazing journey as an author, and how she was approached to adapt her Feel Brave books for the children of firefighters.