Meet The Wolols

Welcome To Wololand

Children - General
48 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2020
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Reviewed by Geree McDermott for Readers' Favorite

Today when children are spending more time at home, Maria Vergara’s vibrant fun-packed book, Meet the Wolols Welcome to Wololand, is the perfect solution. The introduction to the Wolols is a great way to teach new words and positive personal qualities. And, not only did Maria Vergara write and illustrate this delightful book (the first in a series), she also wrote it in Spanish. Maria Vergara also provides a website where you can download projects, games, and coloring pages. I particularly liked the characters' introductions in Meet the Wolols as they described themselves in positive ways. Maria Vergara’s illustrations are eye-catching on every colorful page and engage the imagination while instilling character traits children can be proud of. It also encourages playing with friends but playing alone is also okay. I also liked the suggestions to recycle and work to save the planet.

And, although I am impressed with Maria Vergara’s Meet the Wolols, when I visited her website, I was even more impressed. There I found enough activities to keep housebound children busy for days. There are activities to challenge children’s imaginations, identify their personality traits, and enough pages to color that will keep them occupied for hours. Maria Vergara’s Meet the Wolols: Welcome to Wololand is a must for young elementary age children – perhaps five to eight years old – to learn and explore and engage. I highly recommend it. It may be the next children’s bestseller.

Jack Magnus

Meet The Wolols: Welcome To Wololand is a fantasy and a social issues picture book for children, grades k-3, written and illustrated by Maria Vergara. Wololand is a very special place where anything you imagine can appear in the blink of an eye. The Wolols are quite happy living in Wololand, where they each live in their own brightly colored house. Young readers are encouraged to knock on the doors of each of the Wolols to learn more about them, their interests, and their favorite activities. They also learn about crafting using reused and recyclable items and creating their own Magic WOBOXes to store their materials. What can Tato and the others make from an old cardboard box?

Maria Vergara’s crafting and eco-friendly picture book, Meet The Wolols, encourages young readers to explore the limitless potential of their own imaginations. It also introduces four different personalities who use both their unique and shared interests to make their first joint project a success. Her characters build a sense of inclusion that will help kids of all personality types feel they belong, and I loved her list of everyday items kids can store in their own Magic WOBOXes for future projects. The author includes a link for templates of the Wolol characters so kids can get involved in following along with the characters. Her illustrations are fun, imaginative, and perfectly suited for this craft-centric selection. Meet The Wolols: Welcome To Wololand is highly recommended.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Meet The Wolols by Maria Vergara is a fantastic kids' story. Welcome To Wololand where you get to meet some cute, colorful characters - Wola, Tato, Caco, Cowee, and Weva. This is the first book in the series where each character tells us how they see themselves, what they like to do and what some of their favorite activities are, and we get to see some of their best costumes. Wololand is a place where anything can happen because it lives inside of us. Meet the Wolols teaches kids how to use their imaginations and their creativity and it teaches them how to reuse and recycle things instead of just throwing them away. And, as well as ideas on what to do, there’s also a fun, creative activity included in the book for kids to get involved in.

Meet the Wolols: Welcome to Wololand by Maria Vergara is an amazing kids' book. It’s packed with colorful illustrations that bring these cute characters to life and there’s a companion website to go with the books, where kids can find lots of fun activities, templates, and more. This book helps us get to know these characters but it isn’t just a story to read. It's interactive, it gets kids involved in being creative, using their imaginations, and learning about recycling, about using things to make other things and not just tossing them to one side. Kids of all ages are going to love this book, especially the crafting activity at the end. Given the current events in the world right now, this is the perfect book to keep those little ones entertained and busy.

Lisa McCombs

Visit the land of the Wolols, way up in the sky where anything is possible. Tato, Wola, Caco, Cowee, and Weva are colorful and very busy Wolols in this interactive storybook. Tato describes himself as responsible, persistent, and organized. Tato is very conscious of the planet’s environment. He recycles and keeps old craft materials in the Wobox for later projects. Tato enjoys playing with the other Wolols but doesn’t mind being by himself as well. Wola is a happy, cheerful Wolol who enjoys dancing, dressing up, and painting. She enjoys books and music and the color pink. Caco is adventurous and brave. His competitive nature mixes well with Tato’s desire to keep the environment clean. Caco does admit that he can have a temper. Weva is the youngest and very much enjoys creating crafts and making music. Cowee (committed with entertainment and environment) is the Wolol robot. Cowee’s primary function is to assist the rest of the Wolols in achieving their goals of using their imaginations to the fullest.

Meet the Wolols: Welcome To Wololand by Maria Vergara is an unusual activity book full of smiles. With the text read on the computer or e-reader screen, children have the option of connecting immediately with each character rather than scrolling through the entire manuscript, making this a great addition to the 21st-century school curriculum. Maria Vergara offers suggestions to include in the reader’s personal Wobox. A list of possible box contents, as well as website information, is included. Good for classroom or at-home entertainment.

K.C. Finn

Meet The Wolols: Welcome To Wololand is a work of fiction in the children’s adventure and illustrated storytelling, penned and drawn by author Maria Vergara. As we explore the world of the titular Wolols (short for Wow, Laughing Out Loud), we enter a world that encourages full imagination and creative play. Best of all, these delightful characters are all about reusing and recycling materials to make fun playtime activities rather than buying new, which sends an important environmental message to instill in future generations. The book is designed for ages four to eight and up, and also connects to an interactive website with lots more crafting ideas to follow up on.

Author Maria Vergara has created a really helpful book that delivers more than one purpose. In the first instance, the tale is a fun storytime adventure for independent readers (or family read-along fans) to enjoy, with lovely illustrations and cute characters. From here, though, the real adventure begins, as Vergara suggests some fantastic uses for everyday items that can be upcycled and will provide hours of crafting entertainment. One of the things which I particularly loved about the book was its bright spirit, and the commitment of the author to instill positive thoughts like kindness, sharing, creativity, and care for the planet into the wording and ethos of the work. The emphasis on engaging with imagination was also key and written in a really empowering way. Overall, I would highly recommend Meet The Wolols: Welcome To Wololand to parents, teachers, and caregivers alike.