This article will discuss about the attribution of human characteristics and behavior to animals in children’s stories. The use of anthropomorphized animals has an old tradition in literature. They are used to portray stereotypical characters. From the Antiquity to the 21st century, European stories such as fables, fairy tales and contemporary children books have captivated the imagination. In these stories, animals are used to criticize human behavior and to tell moral lessons. However, because of some bad characteristics attributed to them, some animals, like the wolf, have suffered and been persecuted.