Sunday, January 31, 2010

Big Wolf and Little Wolf

Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec's Big Wolf and Little Wolf is one of the most tender children's stories I have read in a LONG TIME!  I just loved everything about it - from the illustrations that are wonderful - all the way to the sweet story line. 

Big Wolf didn't even know what it was to love something other than himself until Little Wolf came along.  At first he thought maybe Little Wolf was something to be jealous of, but he soon learned that no jealousy was needed - just love and care for this Little Wolf.  He began to share things he had never shared before, and look out for Little Wolf like his own - until Little Wolf leaves.  The simplistic nature of this story won't escape the reader - it is truly wonderful! 

My favorite line:  "For the first time he said to himself that a little one, indeed a very little one, had taken up space in his heart.  A lot of space."  And every parent can relate to that!

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