This wordless picture book will warm hearts and is the perfect wintry read for young children. It very much has a traditional story-tale feel to it and it is easy to draw comparisons with Little Red Riding Hood - a young girl in a red coat and a wolf.
On a wintry day a young girl ventures from school towards home. The young girl is not the only one that is on the move, a wolf pack are also traversing the snowy plains. Lost in a snow storm, the young girl has a chance encounter with someone else who is lost, a young wolf cub has become separated from the pack. Both are upset, scared, separated from their pack and unsure of which way is home and soon the most unlikeliest of friendship forms…
This lovely story sees the bonds of friendship and trust transcend between animals and humans. Whilst the girl and wolf cub are very different, they are also very much alike and it is their precarious situation and similar feelings that see them come together and ultimately help each other find their way back home.
I love a wordless picture book as it encourages readers to tell their own story and to let their imaginations run wild and free. This is a beautiful example of the power of pictures; the illustrations are full of feeling and capture a range of emotions perfectly.
Recommended for 4+.