Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell – Book Review

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell – Book Review

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Wolf in the Snow

Author – Matthew Cordell
Publisher – Andersen Press
Pages – 48
Released – 7th November 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1783448548
Format – paperback, hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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A girl is lost in a snowstorm. A wolf cub is lost, too. How will they find their way home?

Paintings rich with feeling tell this satisfying story of friendship and trust. Here is a book set on a wintry night that will spark imaginations and warm hearts, from Matthew Cordell, author of Trouble Gum and Another Brother.

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Wolf in the snow is a wordless children’s picture book about a young girl who upon walking home from school becomes lost in a blizzard.

As she walks across the land trying to find her way home she comes across a lost wolf pup who is cold and scared. Although she is lost herself she is determined to reunite the wolf with his family and sets out looking for them.

It’s not often I get to review a book that doesn’t have any words but this book doesn’t need words as the illustrations tell the story perfectly.

I’m not surprised this book has won the Caldecott award as it is so poignant and heartwarming. I was touched by the little girl’s big heart and her need to help the pup and also by the wolves too who in return help the little girl.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and believe me these pictures show exactly what this phrase means. The book is so beautiful and I completely adore it.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell is the acclaimed author and illustrator of the 2018 Caldecott winner Wolf in the Snow. He is also the author and illustrator of Trouble Gum and the illustrator of If the S in Moose Comes Loose, Toot Toot Zoom!, Mighty Casey, Righty and Lefty, and Toby and the Snowflakes, which was written by his wife.

Matthew lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, writer Julie Halpern, and their daughter, Romy.

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