Rachel Bright and Jim Field have done it again! And by ‘it’ – I mean produce a beautiful picture book! The Way Home for Wolf has to be my favourite (so far!).
The story is about a determined wolf cub, Wilf, who likes to try everything on his own. But when the wolves have to move on to find a new shelter, Wilf finds it hard to keep up and becomes lost. Now he’s alone in the cold Arctic. Will he be able to find his way home? Wilf soon discovers that sometimes we can’t do things alone, and all we need is the helping hands of newfound friends.
Rachel Bright has such a fantastic way with words. The writing is heartfelt and the rhymes roll off the tongue. I really love the language used and how it will help build a child’s vocabulary, with challenging words such as ‘tundra’ and ‘majestic’.
Jim Field’s illustrations create a dreamy atmosphere which suits the arctic setting well. I love the use of purples and blues within the pictures. The wolf cub, Wilf, has so more character and is adorable.
I often think the best picture books are the ones both adults and children enjoy. I absolutely adore The Way Home for Wolf and my daughter does too. In fact, she is enthralled by it, and I’ve caught her many a time ‘reading’ the story to herself.
[Reviewer’s own copy – we love it that much!]