Big Wolf and Little Wolf, Such a Beautiful Orange!

Big Wolf and Little Wolf, Such a Beautiful Orange!

by Nadine Brun-Cosme, Olivier Tallec
     
 

Visually stunning, this third Big Wolf title moves the wolves into an urban setting that reveals and reflects big wolf's emotions perfectly.See more details below

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Visually stunning, this third Big Wolf title moves the wolves into an urban setting that reveals and reflects big wolf's emotions perfectly.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
First published in France, this third Big Wolf and Little Wolf story has Little Wolf searching for an errant orange that flies over his head when Big Wolf tosses it his way. When Little Wolf doesn't return, Big Wolf leaves their hill to find him. Big Wolf's loneliness is palpable in scenes of empty sidewalks shadowed by blank buildings and on a train filled with the smudgy shapes of anonymous passengers. Readers will share his relief when he is reunited with Little Wolf under a different tree on a different hill. The emphasis on the idea that change (be it newfound maturity or change of scenery) can strengthen loving bonds makes this a poignant conclusion to a stirringly original series. Ages 4�8. (Apr.)
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"First published in France, this third Big Wolf and Little Wolf story has Little Wolf searching for an errant orange that flies over his head when Big Wolf tosses it his way. When Little Wolf doesn't return, Big Wolf leaves their hill to find him. Big Wolf's loneliness is palpable in scenes of empty sidewalks shadowed by blank buildings and on a train filled with the smudgy shapes of anonymous passengers. Readers will share his relief when he is reunited with Little Wolf under a different tree on a different hill. The emphasis on the idea that change (be it newfound maturity or change of scenery) can strengthen loving bonds makes this a poignant conclusion to a stirringly original series. Ages 4–8." - Publishers Weekly

"Even younger readers will be caught up in Big Wolf's odyssey and rejoice when he at last tracks down his errant buddy." - Kirkus

"Children and adults will love "Big Wolf & Little Wolf, Such a Beautiful Orange!" Its authenticity encourages the spirit to stretch and grow, once again." - The Midwest Book Review

"Tallec's beautifully composed spreads, rich with blues, greens and yellows, are a marvel of soft, richly applied hues and dark swaths of color for contrast, and the two characters, formed with a lithe roundness and sense of vitality, will engage readers. This happily ever after tale offers numerous possibilities for discussion about give-and-take of friendship as well as the artistry of illustration." - Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

"These funny, quirky, and quietly reflective picture books are about love - who we love, and why we love, and the lengths we will go for love." - Donna McKinnon, 32pages.ca

School Library Journal
Gr 1�3—In this final sequence in the "Big Wolf and Little Wolf" series, the two protagonists once more find their friendship challenged. The tale, revolving around the discovery, loss, and rediscovery of an orange—"so round, so sweet, so bright"—while a bit wordy flows quietly yet fluidly. The puzzling disappearance of the orange on the final pages, however, results in an unsatisfying conclusion. Nevertheless, Tallec's beautifully composed spreads, rich with blues, greens, and yellows, are a marvel of soft, richly applied hues and dark swaths of color for contrast, and the two characters, formed with a lithe roundedness and sense of vitality, will engage readers. This happily ever after tale offers numerous possibilities for discussion about the give-and-take of friendship as well as the artistry of the illustrations.—Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592701063
Publisher:
Enchanted Lion Books
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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