Saturday, 8 December 2018

Booky Advent Calendar Day 8: "The Way Home for Wolf" by Jim Field and Rachel Bright (Orchard Books)

We're cheating a little bit with Day 7 on our Advent Calendar - again although this isn't a Christmas book per se, the crisp snowy landscapes and gorgeously cuddly little story of a wilful wolf called Wilf will tickle and entertain you.

"The Way Home for Wolf" by Rachel Bright and Jim Field sees the talented duo tell the tale of young Wilf the Wolf.

Wilf might look cute and adorable but he's as strong and independent as a wolf cub can be. 

He doesn't need help from his friends and family - whatever it is, he can do it ALL BY HIMSELF. 

Pretty sure we all know a toddler or two like that, right?

But when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the snow and chill of an Arctic night, he discovers something important - sometimes we all need the help of a friend to keep us safe and show us the way in the dark. 

Wilful Wilf the Wolf. Try saying that with a mouthful of Christmas Pudding!
The story's message that now and again we all need a little help to get along in the world is deliciously delivered with Rachel's wonderful rhyming text, and Jim Field's glorious and atmospheric illustrations (possibly the cutest wolf we've ever seen in a picture book!)

What a truly beautiful book. That there Jim fellah is very talented!

Utterly brill! It'll have you wishing for snow too!

"The Way Home for Wolf" by Rachel Bright and Jim Field is out now, published by Orchard Books (kindly supplied for review)