One of the things the publisher just asked me to do is to create a list of "Teacher Tips" for people using the book in conjunction with a textbook like Wheelock - I'll be doing that next week, and I'll be sure to leave you a note, so you can see if some of the ideas for using the fables together with a regular Latin course sounds to you like it would work. Wheelock doesn't introduce the subjunctive until really late as I recall, but the grammar commentaries I've written should help with that. I'm really hoping they will be useful stories - you might check out some of the "simplified versions" that I've got for the fables - that should be a help, too! :-) Simplified "Mus Urbanus et Mus Rusticus"
The book is available for pre-order at Amazon. The publisher, Bolchazy-Carducci, will start shipping in mid-to-late January. I still haven't seen my copy of the book yet, but they are being printed at this very moment. I'm quite excited about it - and if you have suggestions about how I can make the supplementary materials here at the Ning, at Quia, etc. useful to you and your students, please let me know! My goal is to have all the supplementary materials available by the end of July, in time for the 2009-2010 school year. :-)
Salve, Magistra! And yes, I love Quia - I've added materials for the most frequently used words in the fables already, and I'll be adding activities and quizzes for each of the fables over the next weeks. You can watch my progress (ex granis acervus!!!) here: Quia Materials
(You can also access that from the Vocab tab which appears in the main menu across the top of each page here at the Ning)
Magistra Verbosa! What a great username! I picked "Verbosum" as the name for my Latin vocabulary blog... I love all the words in -osus, and verbosus is one of the best. Marvelous! I hope this website will be useful to you - I'll be posting lots of Latin vocabulary building material at Verbosum in the spring, I hope. It went on a long hiatus while I was finishing up the book! :-)