Wolf's Favor

Wolf's Favor

by Fulvio Testa

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this deceptively simple fable, Wolf performs a kindness for Porcupine by cracking open a nut for her; thus begins a series of favors in the animal kingdom that come full circle. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 A new animal fable distinguished by beautiful illustrations. Having just dined, Wolf agrees to crack a nut for Porcupine, who is so pleased that he shares the nut with Squirrel, who is inspired to do a favor for Crow, and so on through Fox and Snake to Lamb, who also receives a second favor: Wolf, feeling good about his own earlier largesse, lets him feed in peace. Testa's pen and dye paintings are up to his own high standards. The action takes place in a series of luminous landscapes with glorious sky and a creative combination of desert, grassland and jungle plants suggesting Biblical reference. Composition is Testa's forte; his command of design is a treat for eye and mind. Narrow decorative geometric borders, brilliantly colored, perfectly frame each picture, contrasting with and emphasizing colors and patterns. A parable about the simplest beginning steps toward peace, but also, with its wry comments, variety and uncliched sequence, a satisfying story for reading and sharing. Outstanding. Joanna Rudge Long, formerly at New York Public Library

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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