#blogbookaday: Wolf In the Snow

6 Jan

29102937.jpgSummary:  A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother. (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This is an almost-wordless picture book where the illustrations really do tell the story well. If you’re new to wordless picture books, this would be a great one to start with because the storyline is very obvious and would be easy to talk through with a child. The little girl is walking home from school as the snow falls down around her and you can tell it’s not easy to walk through as she leans forward through the wind and the snowflakes. I really loved how that some of the images are just simple circles on the page making you feel as though you’re looking into a snow globe. This is the perfect story to share if you’re like me right now, braving extremely cold temperatures and snow on the ground! As the Goodreads review states, this book will “warm hearts” for sure.

Personal Reaction: I love wolves, I think they are magnificent and powerful animals that also have very interesting social structures build into their packs. I loved the compassion of the little girl in this story and in turn the compassion of the wolves as she finds herself cold and lost in the woods. I think that this is the perfect story to create as a wordless picture book because animals and humans don’t necessarily speak the same language, but there are plenty of stories of animals helping people in need.

Title: Wolf In the Snow
Author: Matthew Cordell
Illustrator: Matthew Cordell
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: January 3, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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