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Review of <i>Big Wolf & Little Wolf</i> by Nadine Brun-Cosme

Title

Review of Big Wolf & Little Wolf by Nadine Brun-Cosme

ISBN

9781592700844

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Enchanted Lion Books

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

Big Wolf was content to live alone until Little Wolf unexpectedly came and spent the day with him. Big Wolf tolerated Little Wolf’s presence and was even a little bit friendly. He shared a tiny corner of his blanket with Little Wolf, allowed Little Wolf to exercise with him, and even picked Little Wolf some fruit for his breakfast. Then, after Big Wolf went for a walk by himself, Little Wolf was nowhere to be found. Big Wolf realized that as small as Little Wolf was, he had begun to care for him. Big Wolf waited for Little Wolf to come back and after he waited for a very long time, Little Wolf did come back. They decided that Little Wolf would now stay with Big Wolf and the two would no longer be lonely.

The illustrations in Big Wolf & Little Wolf were very well done as they helped to tell the story and would capture children’s attention. They were unique in that they were not well defined and incorporated childlike techniques. The story’s structure was also unique since the majority of the story was in Big Wolf’s mind as he thought through his feelings for Little Wolf. This structure gave it a reflective and contemplative tone. Parents could benefit from this book as sibling can relate to it. An older sibling could identify with Big Wolf and feel as if his privacy has been invaded by a younger sibling who wants to copy his every action. The parent can show the children that it is enjoyable to have someone around for company. Instead of looking at a younger sibling’s presence as a bother the older sibling can be the “Big Wolf” and share his knowledge about all of the interesting things he knows how to do. Highly recommended. Amanda Snyder. Centennial Library Intern.

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